Our latest trainee reveals all about his busy first week


As our fab foundation continues to go from strength-to-strength, we are very excited to welcome our latest recruit, ex-Royal Engineer, Ryan Hartle. We caught up with Leeds lad, Ryan, 19, who gave us the inside track on his exciting first week as a data inputter with our busy team.

Continue reading

Working in partnership: Foundation and the Princes Trust boost career opportunities

Princes Trust

Since developing our job creation foundation in 2013, we have created and maintained powerful partnerships with organisations including the Princes Trust, the Hunslet Club, Probation Service and the Jobcentre Plus.

Continue reading

Foundation’s success story featured in high profile event on skills shortage

Adam Walsh speaking at skills debate.

Adam Walsh speaking at the skills debate.

The Foundation’s powerful ‘back story’ has been heard by the region’s business leaders at a debate spearheaded by Yorkshire Business Insider which centred on solving the region’s skills shortage.

Continue reading

Recruitment Countdown – Have You Got What it Takes?

The Bayford Foundation, Recruitment, Leeds, Hunslet, BE Fuel Cards, Jobs

New Recruits: L to R: Callum Brown, Steve Connelly, Waqas Kahn, Jacqueline Pfumojeno, Anthony Brownridge, Jamie Gormley, Luke Storey, Gareth Buckley, John Myers

With our third bootcamp for the Bayford Foundation due to start in January 2014, our team at BE Fuel Cards is looking forward to welcoming potential recruits to our information sessions on 6 December.

Potential employees are invited to our offices in Bowcliffe Road, Hunslet where we are hosting two information sessions at 10.30am and 12.30pm – to hear more about the opportunities available.

Continue reading

Leeds Boxer Helps Foundation Recruits to Punch Above Their Weight

Darren Rhodes, Boxing, Bayford Foundation

Recruits at the pioneering Bayford Foundation in Hunslet – which is investing up to £5,000 to support long term unemployed on an ‘earn as you learn’ training programme – have been put through their paces during a session with Leeds trainer Darren Rhodes, a former super middleweight boxing championship level fighter.

As part of their 12- week ‘bootcamp’ training programme to equip them with sales and wider life skills, Darren harnessed boxing to teach the recruits the importance of discipline and timing – both of which are critical in selling products and services.

Continue reading

Why The Hunslet Club is Building Links with The Bayford Foundation – guest post by CEO Dennis Robbins

Hunslet Club Timetable Sept 2012 Back Image

The Bayford Foundation is a really interesting example of “business in the community”. It represents a long term commitment to working with local people to give them not only fully accredited training but also a long term sales job.

Continue reading

Our Fab Foundation Patron to Launch our Dynamic Boot Camp

John Turner for August 2 blog_ web

It’s official – our Foundation Patron John Turner will officially open our pioneering boot camp training programme with a flourish, a ribbon – and a pair of scissors!

Excitement is mounting among our 14 recruits and our existing BE Fuel Cards team in the lead up to our 12-week programme starting on August 12 where we’ll pay trainees while we train them in sales techniques and life skills.

Continue reading