Based at SMB College Group’s Stephenson Campus in Coalville, the brand new HITZ Jump into Employment course offers a fantastic opportunity for young people to enhance their employability skills.

This 16-week programme, which has been specially developed for 16-19 year olds who are not in Education, Employment or Training, will enable young people to tackle challenges and develop skills that can lead them into employment and/or development opportunities.

Learners will have the opportunity to gain their Maths, English and Level 2 Work Skills qualifications, in addition to taking part in work experience, physical activity and bespoke personal development sessions.

Tilly Higgs, Inclusion Manager at Leicester Tigers, said ‘We are really excited at the Leicester Tigers Foundation to work in collaboration with SMB College Group on The HITZ Jump into Employment course. After an extremely challenging year, it feels important that we are able to offer a course focused on enhancing the employability of young people, with a strong focus on health and wellbeing.’

HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme, which works with more than 2000 young people across England annually. The programme takes core values of rugby, such as teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship, and uses them to help young people back into education, employment or training.

SMB College Group is a vocational college in Leicestershire, comprising three campuses: Brooksby, Melton and Stephenson. The college group has a long history of working in partnership with Leicester Tigers, with a range of well-established education programmes at the Brooksby Campus near Melton Mowbray.

You can find out more and apply for the new SMB Tigers HITZ programme on the Stephenson Campus website here.


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