Hull FC and the club’s Community Foundation has made the most of the government’s ‘Kickstart’ scheme, helping young, unemployed adults gain valuable experience in a professional environment during a six-month period.
Kickstart has yielded eight members of staff in 2021, working within the club’s retail, marketing and community departments.
The scheme’s main aim is to support young people into employment, providing them with vital first-hand experience, whilst also picking up some of the fundamental skills required to carry out a working role in a professional environment.
Such has been the success of the Kickstart scheme for the Black & Whites so far, eight more young adults will join the club through the project in the near future.
Ryan Sanderson is one of the Kickstart employees. He works in the club’s retail stores, helping serve customers on the till, restock products on the shop floor, and organise stock in the storage units.
Ryan said: “I’ve really enjoyed working for the club over the last couple of months. It’s been a great opportunity for me to come in and experience working life.
“I feel like I have been able to come out of my shell a little bit. The job has taught me some useful things and it has developed my confidence massively.”
If you would like to Kickstart your career with Hull FC you can learn more about our programmes by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.