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16th April 2021 Foundation

Durham Cricket Foundation invites applications for the Rebuild Your Innings programme

After a challenging year for everyone, Durham Cricket Foundation is running a project to support people whose careers have been impacted by the pandemic.

The project, “Rebuild Your Innings”, funded by the European Social Fund, will boost the opportunity for employment for participants through a personal development programme running over six days at Emirates Riverside.

The Foundation is looking to help those who may have lost their jobs and remained out of employment or people who were forced to find employment outside of their desired/previous industry.

The project will give participants an opportunity to suit the programme to their own personal career goals and aspirations and will be a unique opportunity to hear from a number of staff at Durham Cricket about working in the sports industry.

The programme entails six face-to-face sessions, taking place at Emirates Riverside and 12 hours of online learning, with three of the sessions taking place during a Durham Cricket game with an opportunity to watch the game for the remainder of the days.

Programme Overview:

Session 1: Padding Up (Lunch Included) – 29th April, 9.15am-4.15pm

In this session we will be “padding up” in preparation for the course with a programme overview, introductions and setting our individual goals to get the best out of the course.

After a welcome lunch, we will enjoy some time watching Durham play.

Session 2: Putting a spin on it – 6th May, 9.15am-12.15pm

In this session we will reflect on previous journey, learn from it to increase confidence and improve communication.

Session 3: A Change of Pace – 13th May, 9.15am-4.15pm

In this session we will be analysing current opportunities in the market place. This might be an opportunity to look at other career opportunities.

Session 4: Team Talk – 20th May, 9.15am-12.15pm

In this session we will look at how communication styles and behaviours can affect your relationship with others, how they perceive you and how your interview technique can affect the outcome.

Session 5: Looking for a new club – 27th May, 9.15am-4.15pm

We’ll look at the market place again in the context of your own situation and aspirations.

Session 6: Match analysis – 3rd June, 9.15am-12.15pm

We’ll evaluate your success and take away our own learnings from the course. We’ll summarise, look at next steps and wrap up.

All Session will take place at Emirates Riverside.

The programme includes 12 hours of online learning on top of the six sessions.

How to express your interest:

Closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 22nd April.

There aren’t strict requirements that we are looking for in an application so please be as honest as possible when answering the questions in the link above. All information submitted is confidential.

We are looking for participants who can really benefit from the project and by being involved, it can make a real difference to their job search and career aspirations.

More about the funders

The project has been made possible with  funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme.

Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.

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