Hull City Ladies are delighted to launch, in association with Reds10, the Dual Career Pathway.
The Reds10 x Hull City Ladies dual careers will support women in dual football and construction careers which creates a sustainable future for women in the East Yorkshire area to pursue their footballing dreams with HCL, while developing a parallel career in construction through apprenticeships hosted by Reds10.
Working together on our ‘breaking down barriers’ programme, Reds10 and HCL have identified a significant gap in the support and employment opportunities for women who aspire to make football a priority but need a career to support themselves financially while they are training and to pursue on once the football boots have been hung up.
Our Dual Career Pathway with Reds10 provides women with a flexible working pattern and study time that enable participants to gain college qualifications and work experience through one of several practical apprenticeships in the design and manufacture of off-site buildings and manage the intensive training required to be a competitive footballer.
Putting it simply the Reds10 x HCLFC Dual Career Pathway provides a unique opportunity for women to gain the practical skills required for both a career in football and for that in off –site construction, while offering a regular salary.
Matt Bennion, CEO of Reds10, said: “For too long construction has failed to attract enough young people and particularly women into the industry. We are very proud of our investment in apprenticeships and delighted that through our ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ partnership with HCLFC we have been able to create another innovative pathway for young women to pursue their footballing dreams and build a meaningful career in our fantastic industry.”
Danny Johnson, Managing Director of Hull City Ladies FC, said: “‘’I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new Dual Career Pathway with guidance from the FA and in association with our Principal & Community Partner, Reds10.
The Dual Career Pathway is designed to give every female player the opportunity to excel in football whilst offering opportunities to them away from the field.
I’m delighted that Reds10 share our vision of offering apprenticeships as well as a wide range of job opportunities whilst supporting education and football careers. Reds10 already have employees who are also footballers at Hull City Ladies and they support them tremendously.
The goal at the club is to compete in the highest tiers of football and in order to achieve this, we require employers to understand how they can support players in transitioning into part-time and or full-time football. We are delighted that Reds10 understand and fully support this for our players now and in the future.
The will have guides that provide a framework that can be used by players, parents, and education/employers to highlight all opportunities that are available, with site visits scheduled too.
Whether it be players in the professional game deciding to study, like Chelsea’s Bethany England (studying law) and Arsenal’s Leah Williamson (accountancy), or those starting out on their football journey who want to know what opportunities exist outside of the game, the new guides provided by the FA and our club will aim to answer those questions.
Each individual’s dual career pathway is different, and the guides provide a support to players in finding the pathway that is most suitable to them. Hull City Ladies Football Club is dedicated to caring for each person in the senior and youth section of the club, that’s not just from a footballing or medical point of view but also there education and careers, which I believe this firmly shows.”
Reds10 currently have opportunities for apprentices across the Driffield factory, including placements for aspiring designers, joiners, supply chain managers, warehouse operatives, health, safety & environmental technicians, quality control officers and technical writers.
We are looking forward to this being the start of a growing Dual Career pathway programme with businesses across our community
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