Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club has confirmed that its various team’s kits will be sponsored by both the Embark Learning Care Academy and Fairway Homecare for the next 3 years. In addition, sponsorship funds will also be used towards the Birmingham Moseley Foundation BTEC Community Education Scheme, which will be known as the ‘Embark Learning Care Academy Education Programme’.
Fairway Homecare and Embark Learning Care Academy have a partnership that has matured and grown to allow the success of the unique sector-based work academy programme ‘My Care Portfolio’ that has been building momentum for 7 years. The programme, also in partnership with Walsall College and West Midlands Combined Authority, is set to explode in the next academic year. The companies will combine to work towards ‘Project 1000’ which will see over 80 professionals per month being recruited, trained and developed to boost the health and social care sector with new skills, best practice and a fresh caring attitude. 1,000 professionals at a working average of 25 hours equates to wage figure of over £11,000,000 for the local area.
The My Care Portfolio programme has been an outstanding success already, with a current 98% qualification achievement rate and over 70% (and rising) of learners successfully going into employment with partners including Fairway Homecare.
Alex O’Neill, Operations Director for Fairway Homecare and Embark Learning, commented “We are delighted to be sponsoring and working in partnership with Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club. We are really excited at being able to expedite our growth plans on the back of the Care Academy, helping us to build our home grown team of peripatetic health and social care professionals across the city, as well as supporting the clubs exciting plans.
The partnership is really important to be able to stretch our reach and this gives us a huge chance to be right at the heart of Birmingham communities, offering real jobs to real people.”
Director at Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club, Robin Johnson, said “We’re thrilled that Fairway Homecare/Embark Learning has become our kit sponsor, they are incredible and innovative businesses that I know will thrive, especially in the current climate and in light of how attitudes have changed.
We have many plans for the club and we’re happy that Fairway Homecare/Embark Learning will play a part in them, so we’re confident this will be an excellent and beneficial long term partnership.”