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Helping unlock the potential of our region

Date published: 21 March 2021

Read time: 1 minute

Take a look at how our partnership with Newcastle United Foundation helped James reach his dream job.

We’re proud to be a partner of Newcastle United Foundation’s NU:Futures programme, supporting those in our region.

As a teenager, James sustained a life-altering brain injury and faced a gruelling recovery to regain independence alongside the challenge of rebuilding his self-confidence.

After being unemployed for nine years, with the support of Newcastle United Foundation’s Employability Team and the NU:Futures programme James has recently started as a COVID Testing Analyst, a role in the industry he always dreamt of working in but thought was beyond his reach!

“In lockdown, the Foundation and Newcastle Building Society held a series of really useful and inspirational workshops online. They helped me to believe in myself again and working with these kind of people has improved my skills, my employability and kept me motivated” – James

Take a look!

Overcoming brain injury to find dream job | NU Futures

Find out more here!