In tandem with the specific golf related skills that members will acquire on the program they will receive coaching and interview skills that will assist them to secure employment in the golfing industry and with golf related businesses.
The one to one coaching will be an opportunity to consider the many employment options that may be available. It is also intended to build self confidence and self belief as the ex-military personnel embark on a new career path.
The work experience and employment element of the On Course Foundation programme runs in tandem with the golf-specific training during the 1-day and 3-day events. Members are prepared for employment in the golf industry and golf-related businesses by means of education, skills training, career advice, presentations and practical work experience.
This all forms part of the On Course Foundation Career Pathway.
The On Course Foundation will also provide specific guidance on recruitment and interviewing skills. This will be valuable as interviews in the golfing industry will be formatted differently and will focus on different areas to what the Servicemen and women will have experienced in the Forces.
The Foundation will work together with companies and individuals to identify work that will be fulfilling and enjoyable. We are keen to secure employment that will enable the injured servicemen and women to make meaningful contributions to the golfing industry. We have received generous support from The Poppy Factory for this and they will consider offering grants to employers for the first year’s employment.
We want the golfing industry and other businesses that are closely connected to golf to get behind this initiative. If you have employment opportunities that you think would be suitable you should contact the Foundation. We can talk about the employment you have and we can introduce you to a person that most closely matches your needs.
It is important for us to get this right, that the person you employ is right for the job and that you are right for them. We will work closely with all parties before and during their employment to make sure this is successful for everyone.
OCF members will be supported to ensure they are sufficiently knowledgeable about golf and the golf industry to be considered for employment through the Foundation. Although On Course members will not be given any special treatment when it comes to job opportunities, we hope that we can open the door for jobs and work experience roles that will help members to secure employment on their own merit.
On Course can offer work placements and job opportunities with a range of employers in the golfing industry and with golf related businesses including:
The OCF employment scheme can offer members the opportunity to gain work experience within all aspects of the golf industry for an initial period of around one month. All placements that are selected will be agreed with members and the companies offering the opportunity to ensure the experience is successful. After the work experience placement both the members and the company offering the placement will agree if the employment period should be extended or made permanent. OCF will help by facilitating these discussions to ensure that both the member and the company achieve the desired outcome from the experience.