Kettering Rugby Club has joined forces with a local business to support youth employment across the county.
The Bennie Group and the rugby club held a life choices evening for the club’s under 16s and 17s on Tuesday (February 23) to promote work experience opportunities across the Bennie Group company.
The evening, which was attended by Northampton Saints star Stephen Myler, promoted a series of work experience days to inspire youths to try various career options and provide an alternative to going through higher education.
The Bennie Group managing director Emma Ayres is passionate about getting young people into work.
She said: “If they are committed to training and working together as a team to achieve, then they have the potential to be our future employees.
“I want to assist in developing the potential of youths in our local community, through open days and work experience, to promote the benefits of building a career within our group of companies.”
The Bennie Group has a long association with the rugby club.
Roger Toseland, second generation group managing director and father of Emma Ayres, was once the club’s president, and many group employees have played for the team over the years.