Circle Sports Training Program

The young people attended a 10 week course accompanied by 3 x 4 hours volunteering shifts in customer service at our cool designer lead training shop Circle Collective.

The young people are coached and trained by inspiration coaches and are mentored by Circle Staff throughout their 10 weeks, attending 2/3 corporate days and finally at least one real live interview. 10 of the young people passed and gained full time employment with others going back to college or applying for apprenticeships.


 

Outcome

The young people are trained and mentored in customer service in their volunteering shifts learning product knowledge, teamwork, cash handling and most importantly how to approach the public and engage in conversation. The course workshops are all delivered by inspiration coaches who are experts in their fields.

Professor Ros Taylors delivered a workshop for confidence building.

Other workshops include personal presentation, money planning, goal setting, CV and Cover Letter writing, interview skills and expectation in the workplace. The young people are also taken on 2/3 corporate days where they have workshops in team building and lots of mock interview practice as well as tours and talks by employees on their employment path. The young people have mostly lacked role models and life skills so the above is life changing and you can watch the students grow in confidence and create their own positive peer group.

The students often feedback how their families have noticed a change in their confidence and we often see their attitude completely change over the ten weeks when they learn to trust us and realise that we believe in them.


The group secured jobs in the following:

Administration, hospitality, retail including Primark and Matalan, IT, facilities management and the care sector.