Steven Armstrong, 28, who lives in Glasgow, recently secured a job as a Steward with Celtic Football Club after successfully completing an Employability Fund course at New College Lanarkshire. The six-week-long Stage 4: Career Ready course in Security involves two-weeks of classroom study and a four-week work placement at Celtic Park or the club’s Lennoxtown Training Centre.
I found out about the course at an open day at Springburn Job Centre and I started the classroom study part in May 2016.
The course helped me by building on my personal development and customer service skills. I also achieved an IOSH [Institution of Occupational Safety and Health] award. Having the opportunity to do a work placement with Celtic Football Club helped me learn the job, which I really enjoyed.
My highpoint was meeting new people. The staff at both New College Lanarkshire and Celtic Football Club helped me and made my time on the course enjoyable.
The classroom part helped me develop my customer service skills as well as the expectations of working with Celtic.
The work placement assisted with the transition to employment with Celtic. It helped me understand the various roles at the club.
Before now I didn’t feel that I had a strong sense of what I wanted to do. After completing the course and placement, I knew that working at Celtic was what I wanted to do.
I would say to anyone who is not sure about what to do to consider New College Lanarkshire’s Employability Fund courses. In a very short time it has helped me a lot and led to me securing employment.
In ten years’ time I hope to still be working for Celtic Football Club. It’s a job that I love.
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"In a very short time it has helped me a lot and led to me securing employment."