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February 1, 2016 by News

RFF announce new national partnership with BT

Today everyone at RFF is thrilled to announce our new national training partnership with BT.

Together, with BT and our 5 Star Active partners, we will be expanding our youth work programme to bring new skills and work experience to more young people from deprived communities across the UK.

404 Not Found The young people who graduate through our Leadership and Employability programmes will now go on to join BT’s Work Ready programme which is designed to help 14-24 year-olds build core skills for work, and gain the confidence and qualifications they need to get a job.  This means that BT can provide pre-employment opportunities including traineeships, work experience placements and bootcamps across all elements of the business from engineering to telesales and everything in between.

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Rio Ferdinand with Liz Williams from BT

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Our Founder and Trustee Rio Ferdinand said of the programme:

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“I’m really excited to strike-up this partnership with BT and help youngsters gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the world of work… It was the natural fit for me, given the shared ambitions that we both have in this area. Some great work is already being done by both organisations, but by working together we hope to make an even greater difference.”

Liz Williams, Director of BT Education who was delighted to come down and spend the day with some of our young people from Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, said:

“This partnership is the start of something great and by combining forces allows us to help even more young people across the UK to gain crucial skills. Together we can break down the barriers many youngsters encounter growing up and set them on a good career path. By joining up, we can reach even more young people across the country.”

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