English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur has announced plans to recruit ex-military serviceman and women to work at its new home stadium.

The initiative will see the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation work in partnership with military charity ‘Sporting Force’ to fill 50 full-time and part-time jobs at the venue, which is scheduled to open ahead of the 2018-19 season.

Jobs available through the new scheme include stewarding roles, security staff and hosting positions, with successful candidates to compete a training course at the club and become fully qualified ahead of the stadium’s opening.

To date, the stadium project has directly delivered around 1,210 new jobs across retail, education, construction, hospitality, IT and security. All jobs positions have been filled by people in the area local to the venue.

Donna-Maria Cullen, executive director at Spurs and chair of trustees for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “The club is a long-standing supporter of our Armed Forces and we are proud to be offering meaningful, long-term employment opportunities to ex-military servicemen and women through our new stadium development scheme.

“Our veterans programme, in partnership with Sporting Force, is a further example of innovative employability programmes that the club, via its Foundation, has successfully delivered since the stadium development scheme began.”

Tommy Lowther, founder of Sporting Force, added: “After leaving the military, adjusting to civilian life can be challenging. Many veterans are unable to find work and suffer financially.

“Working in partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is a brilliant opportunity to give ex-service men and women a new sense of purpose and a feeling of belonging.”

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