Introducing Our Mentors Who Inspire and Motivate Our Recruits

Alan Placid

We’re really keen for you to meet our Bayford Foundation mentors Alan Placid and Neil Dawson who are instrumental in our aspirational and inspirational programme to create jobs for the future through our ‘earn as you learn’ boot camp programmes.

Our pioneering Foundation is investing up to £5,000 to put trainees from all walks of life and backgrounds through rolling training programmes – and paying them a salary for their duration. Successful candidates will be awarded a university recognised qualification from the University of Derby and go on to earn a minimum £16k annual salary with our BE Fuel Cards team – with the potential to ramp up their earnings as they progress with us.

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If I Can, You Can: Richard McCann Inspires Our Recruits to Be the Best They Can Be

Lined up for jobs success Richard, front centre, with BE Fuel Cards team members and our recruits

Lined up for jobs success Richard, front centre, with BE Fuel Cards team members and our recruits

Our fantastic Foundation was officially launched this week by our patron John Turner, and author and motivational speaker, Richard McCann, the son of the Yorkshire Ripper’s first victim, inspired our new recruits, to never give up – no matter what life throws at them.

John, who champions the Bayford Foundation as: “Investing is all about investing in jobs for the future and putting something back into local communities to generate vibrant employment opportunities” cut our royal ribbon in style. Continue reading

Hurrah! Our first Boot Camp Kicks Off August 12

Lining up a warm welcome: The BE Fuel cards team.

Lining up a warm welcome: The BE Fuel cards team.

We’re on the cusp of transforming our vision to create a storming job creation foundation – a UK first – into reality with fourteen fantastic recruits lined up for our first boot camp which takes off on Monday, August 12.

Our state-of-the-art offices at Gibraltar House in Hunslet, where the Foundation is based, are taking shape in readiness for our packed 12-week packed programme – and our existing team can’t wait to welcome our recruits. Continue reading

Why The Bayford Foundation Gives People a Chance to Shine

Gary Hibberd

Guest Post by Gary Hibberd, MD of Agenci Information Security

Do you like ‘Sparkly’ people?  Well I know I do!

I believe we all like to be in the company of people that just ooze passion and enthusiasm for what they do, it can be quite infectious.  But unfortunately with the ‘doom-and-gloom’ news on the current economic climate I thought some people had lost their spark altogether!

But then I was invited to attend a meeting at the Bayford Foundation in Leeds   which is running and paying trainees to embark on rolling 12-week training and development programmes in sales which will create jobs in the energy industry. Continue reading

Foundation Auditions Prove Storming Success


Bayford recruits & auditioneesDozens of potential recruits for our fantastic Foundation flocked to the Hunslet Club on Saturday – and threw themselves into the spirit of our creative auditions to earn themselves one of the 40 jobs we’re creating.

The Hunslet Club was buzzing with the energy and enthusiasm of the recruits who took part in a series of vibrant workshops which gave them the chance to let their personalities shine and provided our BE Fuels Cards team which is running The Bayford Foundation – to meet and learn more about those keen to get on board our exciting journey.       Continue reading