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#SAFC are back at the @StadiumOfLight and that means the return of the #GrandinYourHand Lottery! Pick up your tic… https://t.co/HYy3msLb1F

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Our next @FoLCoachClinic is on Friday 12th October at the @FoL_Beacon with @SouthShieldsFC's @jwilliams_ne! This i… https://t.co/vHLFmVexkH

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BEST OF LUCK to @SunderlandRTC Under 16s who begin their @FA Girls Youth Cup campaign against @teessideRTC this mor… https://t.co/auSEaXaB8u

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RT @FoL_Beacon: Good luck to all the Junior Netball clubs play at the Beacon of Light today for the first time. Please allow for extra trav…

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JOIN OUR TEAM: We are looking for an experienced Event Officer to assist with the day to day planning and coordinat… https://t.co/zZNOQTi8uG

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RT @StadiumOfLight: 🚘 Limited matchday car parking available for Saturday's game v @officiallydale available £10 per car, and parking will…

Sep 21

Anyone for tennis? 🎾 We're delighted to be involved with the @TennisFndation and @EFLTrust's #SERVES programme to… https://t.co/0QveNzhqee

Sep 21

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Sep 21

RT @stephhoughton2: Thank you everyone for your messages over the last few days. We can’t thank you all enough for your love and support. W…

Sep 21

RT @MonkwearmouthFA: ⚽️ YEAR 6 STUDENTS ⚽️ Every MONDAY 🗓 At the @SAFCFoL state of the art @FoL_Beacon 🏟 4 - 5pm ⏰ Register your inter…

Sep 21

RT @1034SunFM: .@SAFCFoL is holding one of the North East’s biggest girls football tournaments which will see the winners represent @Sunder

Sep 21

Our #MakingMoves team are hosting a FREE #disability multi-skills course at the @FoL_Beacon this #HalfTerm for youn… https://t.co/zDwmv6et01

Sep 20

My week on Twitter 🎉: 31 Mentions, 34.6K Mention Reach, 97 Likes, 53 Retweets, 222K Retweet Reach. See yours with… https://t.co/kENbtvlGk6

Sep 20

For Primary Schools, we are hosting a #PLPrimaryStars Year 5 & 6 Girls 6-a-side #Football Tournament at the… https://t.co/PCjJzgehcZ

Sep 20

CALLING ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS! We are holding one of the #NorthEast’s biggest girls football tournaments which will… https://t.co/mlxkhZaeIv

Sep 20

WELL DONE to all of our @manvfat players and teams who lost a total of 44.4 stone (281kg) this season! Want to pla… https://t.co/IRIMjlRK3n

Sep 20

Rounding off our @manvfat #Season One Awards, our top team, the Combined and Cup Champions, 2 Fat 2 Furious! 🏆🏆 https://t.co/q8ENy0i9zc

Sep 20

Next up, our @manvfat #Sunderland Weight Loss Champions, Piemouth Argyle! 🏆 https://t.co/6MFTg9Q9aK

Our Stories: 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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