Everyone across all of the 5 Star Active network was thrilled to announce the new national training partnership with Rio Ferdinand Foundation and BT.

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

The young people who graduate through the 5SA programmes across the UK 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.

Beyond the training young people will receive, BT will 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.

We’re all extremely excited about the fantastic opportunities this new partnership brings!