18 year old Mused Salem was selected to collect the award on the basis of his attitude, effort and all-round abilities.Parkgate Shopping earned the rare distinction of winning a second Big Tick award for its acclaimed “Apprentice” programme in the prestigious Business in the Community Awards for Excellence 2013, which showcases the best of responsible business in action.
Having gained the 2012 Award for the results of the first year of the initiative run jointly with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, the Parkgate management team was jubilant to have repeated the success in 2013.
Mark Cummins Cohesion Officer at RUCST said “The whole ethos of the project is to engage with young people in deprived areas and give them the opportunity to progress into employment in a professional sports organisation.
“The project has continued to grow reaching over 80 young people this year with one outstanding candidate being given the title of Apprentice 2012.
“We are greatly appreciative of Parkgate’s support on the project and look forward to working closely in year 3 of the initiative”
This year, Mused Salem was selected as the lucky recipient through his successful engagement in the project. Since being hired Mused has joined the Cohesion team at the Trust delivering anti racism training in schools and chairing the Great Millers Youth Forum.