BRACKNELL Town FC have joined a scheme aimed at improving the employment prospects of young people in the area.

The Robins have teamed up with Adviza to launch an ‘Advance to Work’ project based at the club’s Larges Lane ground.

The main focus of the scheme, which is completely free, is to improve the chances of 16-24 year olds securing employment, further education or training.

It is specifically aimed at people categorised as NEET ¬- or Not in Employment, Education or Training – who struggle to apply for jobs, write CVs or complete application forms.

And Bracknell chairman Kayne Steinborn-Busse hopes young people in the region will take advantage of the scheme and use the club’s new facilities following a recent £1m facelift.

“Our partnership with Adviza is another shining example of how this new facility can benefit the non-footballing community within the town,” he said.

“I know first-hand how hard it is for young people to gain employment, it is so important to help upskill our young.

“We will be working with Adviza over the next 12 months on two fronts. One, in physical activity sessions on the pitch and also a practical classroom-based session, all taking place at the new ground.”

The first five-week programme kicked-off earlier this month and runs for three days each week combining health, employability and work experience.

The two-hour morning session delivered by sports coaching company Elite Preparation Centre (EPC) involves an emphasis on physical health and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The two-hour afternoon session will focus on employability.

The programme also includes careers guidance, creating CVs and job application forms plus access to local training and work experience.

Local employers will also provide mock interviews with detailed feedback.

Bracknell Forest Council’s Elevate will assist in promoting Advance to Work.

“We look forward to working with Adviza on the delivery of their new programme, Advance to Work, as part of the Elevate delivery for NEET young people in Bracknell Forest”, said David Bolam, employment support hub co-ordinator.

The project will also work with new Bracknell shopping centre, The Lexicon, and its new businesses through the Regeneration Committee and Learning to Work.

Contact Jan Champney on 07891 052321 or email