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Community Trust give young people opportunities to learn

6 April 2016

Ben Dibb is currently business administration apprentice

Fleetwood Town’s Community Trust continue to give young people an opportunity to learn new skills and to develop a positive future.

One of the aims of the Trust is to provide pathways for individuals to gain access to education, employment and training, as well as life long learning.

An example of this is Fleetwood youngster Ben Dibb, who has been supporting the Cod Army as a season ticket holder for a number of years.

He recently joined the team as business administration apprentice and has developed key skills in a Community Trust that is growing rapidly.

Ben said: “I’m currently business administrator for the Community Trust which involves dealing with customers, inputing data and general day to day admin duties.

“I’m also studying for an NVQ Level 3 in customer services, and the beauty of the apprenticeship enables me to learn as well as earn at the same time.

“I’ve been volunteering for the Trust for the past couple of years and have assisted them with different events at the Club.

“This role has opened up a lot of new doors for me. When I left school I didn’t think I’d be working in a professional environment such as Fleetwood Town Football Club so quickly.

“I’ve been very lucky to leave school and go into a professional set-up, so to be where I am today is a great achievement for myself.

“In addition I’ve also assisted the media team on a matchday to see how they operate which is also helping me massively. It’s an important part of the Club.

“Over a short period of time my confidence levels have improved, so too my communication and conflict resolution skills.

“My message for any young person looking to break into this industry would be to get yourself out there and don’t just sit back and let it come to you.

“You must go out there and find it yourself. If you wish to work at a professional football club then make contacts as they will help you along the way.”



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