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Looking behind the scenes

8 July 2014

Sophie Brown, Liam Foulstone, Josh Chapman, Nat Meday, Marley Grant and Sam Cutts have all joined Sheffield United on work placement as the Club continues to offer a small number of work experience opportunities to students who are still at school, in addition to the ones offered to those who are in college and university.

Sophie, Liam, Josh and Nat are all pupils in Year 10 at Westfield School and have been able to apply for places at Sheffield United as part of the partnership arrangements the Club has with the school. Sophie and Liam are working as part of the Community Foundation team on their schools programme, Nat is working with retail and Josh is work with the Club's Training and Development Manager.

The Community Foundation has also been joined by Marley who attends High Storrs School and Sam from Meadowhead School.

The youngsters will be gaining a range of experiences as they pick up roles across the Club.

Katie Hemming from the Community Foundation commented: "It is fantastic to have Sophie, Marley, Liam and Sam working with us and is a great opportunity for them to gain valuable experience on a variety of initiatives which we deliver.

"During their two weeks with us they will be assisting with our school delivery programme including curriculum support, lunch clubs and after-school activities, as well as supporting our social inclusion team and NCS Co-ordinator."

Sue Beeley, who co-ordinates placements for the Blades added: "Providing good opportunities for students under the age 16 is difficult so we are really pleased that we have been able to offer a number of placements across the Club over the next few weeks.

"Gaining employability skills is very important and this provides the youngsters with valuable experience."‚Äč

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