Bath Rugby Foundation has teamed up with Bath College to launch a new Summer course which will use the power of sport to improve job prospects for young people.

In partnership with Bath College and the Department of Work and Pensions – Bath Rugby’s charity, will be deliver the ADVANTAGE course for four weeks in August 2019.

The intense summer course will run at Bath Rugby Foundation’s Learning Hub at The Rec on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2.30pm. The course kicks off on August 6.

The course will target 18 to 24 locally who are NEET – Not in Education, Employment or Training -  or are in danger of becoming NEET. Students will be referred by both Bath Jobcentre plus and Bath College’s Community Adult Learning Department.

If you are interested in finding out more about ADVANTAGE come along to our Open Day at Jobcentre Plus on Thursday, July 25 at 10 am

The ADVANTAGE course will combine sports and classroom activities to boost participants skills and confidence.

Over the four weeks – the students will have attend sessions in GLL Better’s sports centre in North Parade, using the gym, bowling alleys, trampoline park and sports hall where our coaches will help participants overcome barriers to improve individuals health and wellbeing. Students will take part in professional sports coaching sessions, explore the city and surrounding area on bicycles and form social touch rugby teams in order to promote social opportunities.

While sporting activity plays a huge role, the focus of the ADVANTAGE course will be on improving individual’s self-confidence and communication skills, while building a CV. Over the four weeks learners will plan and deliver a voluntary fundraising event for Bath Rugby Foundation, learn about mental health issues, complete first aid training, receive leadership training and mentoring and receive support from partner organisations such as Future Bright and Curo working well.

The group will also visit Bath College’s Somer Valley and City centre campuses to learn more about available courses, meet staff and explore their options at a quieter time of the year – overcoming barriers for those who may feel anxious and uncertain. 

We will also be exploring Farleigh House and the Recreation Ground, taking work tips from Bath Rugby's different professional departments.

The ADVANTAGE course concludes with a speed interview event at Bath College - with students talking directly with influential employers from across the city, who will offer valuable feedback and advise on potential job opportunities.

To find out more about ADVANTAGE contact Joe Aygul