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Traineeships with SWFC - Jamie's story

24 February 2021

Owls supporter Jamie Lamb has enjoyed a successful few months after joining the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme’s Traineeship scheme.

When he first got in contact with SWFCCP last October, he wanted to increase his work experience and fill qualification gaps in his CV. Fast forward 12 weeks and Jamie has landed his first permanent job!

Jamie got into contact with Traineeship Officer Alex Timmins-Jones at SWFC who gave an induction session that served as an assessment on Jamie’s skills and ambitions, which led to him being matched to a placement at Foodworks.

Foodworks have been working with Sheffield Wednesday Traineeships since September 2020. The social enterprise aims to reduce food waste across the Sheffield region, receiving hundreds of tonnes of unused food which is stored in a warehouse and put to good use in the community, such as providing food hampers at their hub locations.

The qualification aspect of Jamie’s traineeship included customer service and mathematics, and Jamie’s skills were put into practice during the placement.

As time progressed, Jamie’s confidence and ability grew as well, undertaking progressively more difficult and technical tasks.

As his Traineeship placement was reaching its conclusion, a vacancy for ‘Food Hub Manager’ opened up.

Using the skills from his employability qualification, Jamie worked with Alex to craft the perfect CV, cover letter and interview preparation to give him the best possible chance to make the move from trainee to employee.

Jamie was successful in his application and is now working full-time at Foodworks!

Interested in finding out more about Traineeships with Sheffield Wednesday?

Contact Alex by CLICKING HERE.

Video made by January Films.

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