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Date posted 26 Jul 2022

GLL, the UK’s leading leisure social enterprise and The Prince’s Trust have together delivered the ‘Get into Leisure’ programme during July with five young people aged 16-25 taking part.

This programme is one of many that is supported by the Future Workforce Fund; a three-year initiative funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) that is opening the doors of opportunity for 11-25 year olds across all ten of the city-region’s boroughs.

The three-week programme included:

  • Gaining work experience in a leisure centre
  • Completing the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • Learning catering and concierge skills
  • Employability skills workshops including CV writing, interview, and career coaching
  • Working with Prince’s Trust mentors to provide 1-2-1 support for personal development

Cara Kursey, People Business Partner for GLL said

“We’ve been delighted to work with The Prince’s Trust and be helping to support local young people into employment. Our leisure centres offer lots of career opportunities and we know that sometimes just getting a head start in these areas and building confidence is all that is needed. The NPLQ course will provide the young people with a skill that they can use straight away, and we’re delighted to be in a position to offer this opportunity.” 

Julie Ainscough, Head of Operations (Manchester) at the Prince’s Trust added:

“It is a great pleasure to be running this programme in partnership with GLL which is helping provide actionable employability support for young people in Greater Manchester. From key skills to qualifications, this course will help many young people kickstart their career.”

A celebration event will be held at Moss Side Leisure Centre on Wednesday 27 July between 1pm and 3pm