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FOUNDATION OF LIGHT
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9 hours ago

@SportBetty @centrepointuk @StadiumOfLight Sleep well team 💤 ✊

9 hours ago

@PEnthusiast Thank you and congratulations on the win!

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 hours ago

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

12 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

13 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

14 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

22 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

National Apprenticeship Week: Ryan

9 March 2018

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we are highlighting some our staff who joined the Foundation as apprentices and have become crucial to our success.

Ryan took his first steps in the world of work as an apprentice with Foundation of Light almost four years ago after finding out studying at college wasn’t for him.

He is an integral part of the Foundation’s Administration Support Team and became one of the first to be appointed to the Beacon of Light’s staff earlier this year.

I first joined the Foundation at the age of 17 after coming across the opportunity when looking into apprenticeships within the Sunderland area.

After attending college for a year, I started my apprenticeship and found that going straight into work whilst gaining a qualification was the better option as it has helped me gain a lot of experience at quite a young age.

As well as working within a busy office environment, Ryan also gained qualifications in Business Administration guided by a Foundation mentor and was offered a full-time role with the charity upon completion of his apprenticeship.

His current job role sees him works closely with staff across the charity to ensure admin queries are dealt with and supporting the Beacon of Light School with day-to-day tasks.

This summer the Foundation will be moving into the world-class Beacon of Light, a new state of the art community facility based in Sunderland which will be accessible to young people, families and adults from across the region.

“I am very excited to move into the Beacon of Light, I can’t wait,” he adds. “My apprenticeship has helped me achieve what I have as I gained a lot of experience as well as improving my communication skills with both staff and customers.

“I would highly recommend an apprenticeship as it has helped me gain a lot of experience as well as gain a qualification whilst earning a salary.”

To find out how Foundation of Light’s apprenticeships can help you gain valuable employment skills and experience, please email info@foundationoflight.co.uk or call 0191 5515191.

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