Warriors in the Community is the community arm of Stenhousemuir Football Club, and is launching an innovative employability partnership project thanks to generous funding received from the Scottish Football Partnership which has enabled an innovative programme to be supported Falkirk Council’s Employment and Training Unit. 

The “Take The Lead” project aims to help 24 local unemployed residents to find employment through a programme which builds employment skills, personal skills and includes daily physical activity with sessions in football and other sports.  An open day is being held on 12th February at Ochilview from 12pm – 2pm to provide more information about the course.

Jamie Kirk, Community Development Director for Stenhousemuir Football Club, commented: “On behalf of the Football Club I’d like to extend a massive thank you to The Scottish Football Partnership for their support through their Community Initiatives funding, and to the Employment and Training Unit for their agreement to work in partnership to help get this project off the ground.

The project is specifically aimed at those who are currently unemployed who need a bit more support in their journey into employment. The programme is open to all ages, and individuals and those interested will be referred to the Employment and Training Unit for interview and selection.

If you are currently claiming benefit you should indicate your interest to your Jobcentre Plus Advisor who can directly refer you to the programme. If you would like to learn more about the variety of occupational training and support available please complete the Council’s on-line Registration of Interest Form, which is detailed on our recruitment website www.falkirk.gov.uk/traineeships or phone the Unit on 01324-504400.

Pamela Smith, Manager of the Employment and Training Unit said, “We welcome this new programme which adds more variety to what is on offer locally and we have been impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated by Stenhousemuir Football Club in taking this initiative forward. I am sure it will be a great success.”

Michael Matheson MSP added, “This employability course is a great idea, it will not only support individuals who are unemployed to obtain the necessary skills to get back into employment, but it will also provide them a chance to take part in some healthy physical activity. 

Stenhousemuir FC are a great example of what a good community club should be doing, and I warmly welcome this initiative”.