Successful Summer for OitC

Ospreys in the Community’s Summer Programme in partnership with NPTC Group of Colleges came to an end this week after a hugely successful six weeks.

At the start of the programme learners on the programme weren’t sure around which path to take after leaving school. After taking part in the programme and experiencing all the different sectors, industries and courses available to them, all those on the programme have enrolled on courses with NPTC Group of Colleges ready for the new academic year!

During the 6-week programme, learners have experienced a variety of different workshops with South Wales Police, Hannah Booth Magnolia Centre, Big Ideas Wales, The Army and Handson Training.  They also heard from former Osprey players Scott Otten and Lloyd Ashley.

Learners were also treated to a visit to Philtronics for a tour of their factory to learn all about the different careers available in the industry and how they can get involved.

A few learners who expressed an interest in construction got to try their hand out at renovating a house with CII and learn all about the trades involved.

After completing the WRU Rugby Leaders certificate, learners volunteered on OitC’s rugby 3-day camps putting everything they learnt into practice.

Summer Programme Learners on OitC's Rugby Camps

Over the course of the programme, learners worked on their CV writing with Bridgend College’s Louise John and Sian Timbrell.

Following the workshop, the programme finished with learners taking part in a series of mock interviews with representatives from the Royal Navy, the Army, Hannah Booth, Ospreys Rugby’s Steve Melalieu and Joe Gage as well as reflecting on their experiences with the TACKLE team and OitC’s Health and Wellbeing Officer Katie Ruddock.

For more information about our Employability and Education pillar at Ospreys in the Community, contact the team today nick.white@ospreysrugby.com