Sharks Community Trust and Central YMCA have joined forces to expand the ‘Sharks Advantage Programme – Powered by Central YMCA’, an Employability programme for local 16 to 18-year-olds who may not have had the best school experience, are unsure what to do after their GCSE’s or need a helping hand in finding their next steps. 

The two great brands have joined forces for one common goal: to break down barriers and empower and support young people into reaching their full potential, preparing them ready for further studies or employment.

Participants will work towards an Employability qualification at Level 1 or Level 2 as well as gaining either Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English, life-skills and substantial work placements. Together, we aim to grow this already amazing programme and make an even greater impact in the lives of local young people.

The Advantage Programme will continue to be delivered in Little Hulton, Benchill, Wirral and Moss side by the same amazing staff and will draw from Central YMCA’s 177 years of experience in training and apprenticeships.

Those interested in applying can find out more on or by emailing 


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