Charlie’s story: from college to paid employment

Sports interest leads to job with football charity

Charlie’s story: from college to paid employment

5th August 2019

Charlie sitting at his desk at workFormer Queen Alexandra College (QAC) student Charlie has entered paid employment with The Albion Foundation – the charity of West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

Charlie really enjoyed his time at QAC and successfully completed a BTEC Level 2 in Sport. The College provided the structure that he needed and offered him the opportunity to complete an external work placement with The Albion Foundation during his first year.

Initially the work placement was over a four week period, but it went so well it became ongoing during Charlie’s time at College with staff supporting him. With the help of QAC he was able to fulfil his long-term goal of securing paid employment.

Charlie commented: “I love my job, the responsibility and various tasks that I have to complete. I have also recently passed my driving test; I can now drive into work independently using my own car!”