Oliver 17 from Kirkintilloch, joined Street League after being out of work for over a year. Oliver was bullied at school, which greatly affected this ability to communicate with other. He found it hard to job due to his lack of confidence and social skill.     

Working with his coaches to build his confidence and pushing him to achieve. Oliver applied to college with the help of his progressions coordinator. After completing the football programme, Oliver was offered a position at College.   

He said: " being at street league I've gain confidence and social skills due to the fact that I have teammates that are now my friends" 

Oliver added: " thanks to street league, I'm at college, confident and happy 

 

Watch Oliver's success story here:   

Street League is the UK's leading sport for employment charity with a vision to see an end to youth unemployment in the UK. The charity offers 8-12 week-long sport and work skills programmes to an unemployed 16-24 year old's who face significant barriers or obstacles to moving into work. On the programme the young people take part in daily health and fitness activities including football, dance, and fitness, and then spend time developing personalised action plans with one-to-one mentoring support, employability qualifications, CV skills and interview training. They have the opportunity to take part in work placement opportunities before moving into jobs, college courses, apprenticeships or other further training. Street League enjoys a healthy relationship with Premier Inn, Jewson and numerous other companies who have employed many of their graduates. In 2016-17, Street League supported 1553 young people into employment, education or training with 59% of them sustaining their job for at least 6 months. 

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