Traineeship graduate Brad secures role as key worker

Over the past year Brad has progressed through Sheffield United Community Foundation’s Community Coaching Traineeship, to full time employment as a key worker during the pandemic.

Brad started his journey on our Community Coaching Traineeship programme back in February. On our Traineeship Brad was taught key employability skills to help him gain employment in his next step, but the programme unfortunately ended early due to COVID-19.

After improving his confidence, resilience and other key skills, Brad used his experience to try and find employment once the course had finished. In the peak of the pandemic, Brad eventually secured full time employment as a Waste Collector, one of the many key workers keeping this country going during the difficult times.

On being part of the Traineeship Programme, Brad said: “The Traineeship helped me in many aspects of my life, I developed new skills, I found a new confidence in myself and I matured into a young man which ultimately helped me find employment and turn my life around.”

“I would recommend the Traineeship to anyone who is looking to improve, grow and develop their selves. It allowed me to understand what next steps I needed to take in order to achieve my goals. It’s one of the best things I have ever done!”

Joe Simpson, Traineeship Officer at The Foundation said: “I am extremely proud of Brad’s Journey. To develop from a Trainee to a key worker, helping this country through a pandemic, it’s a journey I never thought I would see a Trainee take! But here we are, still in the mist of it all.  Brad should be so proud of his achievements. He epitomises hard work and deserves all the success he gets, and I couldn’t be prouder. Keep going Brad!”

On behalf of everyone at the Foundation, we send our thanks to Brad and all the Key Workers around the country for keeping us going during this difficult time.

There are still places available for 16-18-year olds to join our Traineeship programme. If you would be interested in joining our programme, please fill in our form here.