Tackling youth unemployment

Sharks Community Trust is proud of the impact it has had in developing opportunities for young people who leave school disengaged and without a job or prospect of finding one.

Sharks Advantage Project

In August 2017, Sharks Community Trust launched the new Sharks ‘Advantage’ project, an education and enrichment programme using strong links with local businesses to help young people gain skills and employment.

The programme, aimed at NEET (not in education, employment or training) 16 to 18 year olds is designed to help them gain the ‘advantage’ by passing qualifications, improving health and undertaking work placement opportunities with local businesses to help secure routes into employment, apprenticeships or places at college.

The first Advantage project opened in Wythenshawe thanks to the support of CorpAcq, co-owners of Sale Sharks, with further sites now opened in  Trafford, Little Hulton, Wirral and in Liverpool as part of the Sharks Creative Academy.

Please contact Des Howlett, Education Manager if you would lie further information about any of the Advantage programmes at