Die-hard Peterborough United fan Callum Avent has found his dream job working for his boyhood football team, with the help of NCS!
Callum is the first to admit when he started the programme, he was a very shy and quiet person. Now, aged 19, Callum is a self-assured young man and is living his lifelong dream by working full time for his Peterborough United as their Futsal Assistant.
“The NCS programme instantly appealed and it has helped me in so many ways,” admitted Callum.
“A lot of people joined who were in the same boat as me and we learned so many important life skills that have proven to be invaluable.”
“The NCS programme has benefited me as a whole. I was very shy and had no confidence but by being given responsibilities and working as a team it helped me become who I am today.”
“We did a few different tasks such as helping local charities and going away for a few days to Shropshire to do team activities. We also did workshops for CV and employability which opens so many doors.
“Some people at a young age don’t have that much confidence so the NCS programme helps with that and you can conquer so many fears when you are away from your family.”
Callum’s attitude and commitment to the programme was noted by the club’s NCS manager Jenna Lusk, who offered him full time employment at the League One side.
Callum explained: “Jenna at Peterborough United invited me to come back and be a volunteer for the NCS programme. It was something I immediately wanted to do, to help others.”
“I would tell any young person to say yes to NCS because it can help you achieve your ambitions that you think may not be possible.”
Peterborough United are still offering spaces for 15-17 year olds on there Summer programme 2017 – follow the link to sign up.