Nottingham’s Trent Bridge, one of the world’s most famous sporting venues, has teamed up with Remit Training to offer 30 Traineeship opportunities to help local young people get back into work.
Ahead of a busy domestic and international season, Trent Bridge and Remit Training will deliver a new eight-week model of Traineeship that will provide young people aged 19-24 with essential work experience and employability skills in a range of hospitality roles.
Recent figures reveal that young workers have been hit the hardest by rising unemployment during the Covid pandemic, with those under the age of 25 accounting for more than 50% of job losses in the last year.Employment for this group is falling even as the number of people in work begins to rise for every other age group, reflecting the cumulative impact of lockdowns and younger adults bearing the brunt of job cuts in sectors such as hospitality and retail.
In a bid to reduce this impact locally, and provide the first steps in what could be a long career in the sector, Trainees will spend time working in the various Trent Bridge kitchens, restaurants and bars to familiarise themselves with all aspects of the operation.
“At Trent Bridge, our permanent staffing of 120 can rise well beyond 1,000 when we deliver major events and we face a significant recruitment challenge in a disrupted labour market,” said Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Commercial Director Michael Temple.
“Partnerships such as this are increasingly important as we look to match the right candidates with the right roles in the hope that we can foster sufficient practical skill levels amongst trainees to support them in taking the first steps in long careers.
“Trent Bridge is a great place to work and we look forward to training and hiring new employees to support the re-birth of the sports and live entertainment industry at a challenging time.”“We are delighted to be able to support Trent Bridge with their early season recruitment drive and look forward to offering a number of young people in the local area opportunities to work at one of the world’s most iconic sports and entertainment venues”, said Mark Compton, Head of Partnerships at Remit Training.
“The pandemic has led to a number of young people losing their jobs and needing support to re-enter the jobs market. This situation reinforces the urgent case for employers to understand the generous Traineeship and apprenticeship incentives and opportunities that are targeted specifically at this age group”.
The Traineeships at Trent Bridge will start in May. There is no minimum qualification needed and candidates require no previous experience however, if they do have any existing qualifications they must be below level 4.
Application deadline: 5th May 2021