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9 hours ago

@SportBetty @centrepointuk @StadiumOfLight Sleep well team 💤 ✊

9 hours ago

@PEnthusiast Thank you and congratulations on the win!

10 hours ago

Additional sleeping bags at the ready. It's starting to get cold now ❄ @centrepointuk https://t.co/dykSzcq9Z0

10 hours ago

Two great opportunities for teenagers aged 16+ to get involved with. https://t.co/ovYPiLChXc

11 hours ago

Phil from the Foundation and @BeaconofLight and Martin from @centrepointuk saying a few words about the importance… https://t.co/XyLLwTXyty

11 hours ago

A visit from @SunderlandAFC 's Robbin Ruiter and Alim Ozturk who met our team who are taking part in #SleepOuthttps://t.co/mZcCAeXB8C

12 hours ago

My week on Twitter 🎉: 185 Mentions, 132K Mention Reach, 204 Likes, 32 Retweets, 1.83M Retweet Reach. See yours with… https://t.co/42wuJlyw1U

13 hours ago

Thank you for your support and enjoy tonight. https://t.co/OUn9gLjWIw

13 hours ago

Matchday Kickabout - Saturday 17th November 12.00pm - 1.30pm. Bring your child to the Beacon of Light for a pre-mat… https://t.co/sQco44nKSe

14 hours ago

Sleeping bags out and one fundraiser @StadiumOfLight looking excited for #SleepOut @centrepointuk https://t.co/DZz5O6sy8o

14 hours ago

We are delighted to launch a new Girls Futsal programme on Friday evenings in partnership with @slandfutsalclubhttps://t.co/rzsu3CLG0b

15 hours ago

Get your family into the festive spirit by joining us, @RedSkyBall and @SunderlandBID this Christmas for a Reindeer… https://t.co/e2kziQ7S7x

18 hours ago

We sat down with Michael, who is guest speaker at our #CoachesClinic tomorrow @BeaconofLight to get more of an insi… https://t.co/CSbx1maAzv

23 hours ago

We're really excited about this workshop - get in touch for more info. https://t.co/pXtqnWaXlw

Nov 15

RT @RokerReport: Phil is doing a great job at the @BeaconofLight - the facility really is something to be proud of. Listen to Sir Bob Murr…

Nov 14

One of the country’s leading deaf football clubs @SunderlandDFC are looking for new players! https://t.co/bJP6syQCPY

Nov 14

Thanks Phil. Pleased you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you soon. https://t.co/z5axHc5rxh

Nov 14

Thank you to the 10 schools who took part in the @EFLTrust Kids Cup girls tournament. Congratulations to St Josephs… https://t.co/PWWyDV1RpR

Foundation secures future for veterans

30 June 2018

Foundation of Light has teamed up with the Armed Forces Covenant to help military veterans into employment.

More than two thirds of learners have been offered jobs after completing the Back in the Game: Veterans employability programme which provides ex-servicemen and women with the skills and confidence to adjust back into civilian life.

Ran in partnership with recruitment partners Sporting Force and Job Centre Plus and funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, the course was specifically tailored to deliver English, Maths and Security Industry Authority (SIA) qualifications with Hartlepool College at the Beacon of Light.

The learners, split over two cohorts, also worked with Sunderland AFC to complete their NVQ in Stewarding which has led to positions with the club’s matchday and events staff for the upcoming season.

Events and venue security specialists Phoenix Security has also offered roles across the North of England, including supervisory positions at the Great North Run after successful interviews.

Dave Jeffries, Skills Lead at Foundation of Light, said: “We are immensely proud of all of our learners who have completed the programme.

There are a lot of talented and dedicated people who leave the Forces every year but find it difficult to transition into civilian life.

Our Back in the Game: Veterans programme helps break down these barriers by taking a holistic and tailored approach to our learners’ needs.

“We would like to offer our thanks to Sunderland AFC, Armed Forces Covenant, Phoenix Security and Hartlepool College for their support which helps us change the lives of veterans across the North East.”

 

Randy’s story:

Randy moved to England from St Lucia to serve in the British Army, completing tours of Afghanistan and Iraq before being medically discharged in 2014 due to a serious knee injury.

Looking for training opportunities to help him gain employment, he was referred to Foundation of Light’s Back in the Game: Veterans course where he has completed his SIA Certificate and Stewarding NVQ.

Since graduating the programme, Randy has been offered a role at the Stadium of Light and matchdays and with Phoenix Security.

Foundation of Light is recruiting for the FREE Back in the Game: Veterans programme which will include SIA qualification. For more information, call 0191 5634756 or email dave.jeffries@foundationoflight.co.uk.

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