The On Course Foundation (OCF) helps wounded, injured and sick Servicemen, women and veterans get back “On Course” through the sport of golf – learning new skills, building self-confidence, by enjoying the camaraderie of sport and potentially finding employment within the golf industry.
OCF provides long-term benefits through monthly golf skills and employment training events all over the UK. Attendees receive lessons from accredited golf coaches and employment advice and presentations from various areas of the golf industry. The charity then helps individuals find work experience attachments and full-time job opportunities.
The golf industry can offer an exciting career after medical discharge and the charity will source opportunities matching to individuals’ needs and expectations. Get in touch today and learn more about an industry that has provided employment for many ex-Servicemen and one that employs more than 75,000 people in the UK alone.
How we can help you
OCF can provide nationwide work experience and employment opportunities for all WIS Servicemen, women and veterans regardless of experience or relevant qualifications. Although members will not be given any favours when it comes to opportunities, OCF can open the door to work experience attachments that will help members secure employment on their own merit.
In some areas of the industry, a basic knowledge of golf is desirable, but this can be gained through attending OCF golf skills and employment training events. Industry specific qualifications are also available through partner organisations.
The charity can offer work placements and job opportunities in many different areas of the golfing industry, such as:
- golf club management
- golf club equipment sales and manufacture
- marketing, sales and administration
- professional tournament operations
The OCF career pathway can offer members the opportunity to gain work experience within all aspects of the golf industry for an initial period of around one month, following a short taster experience. All placements that are selected will be agreed with the individual, their Personnel Recovery Officer and the host organisation in order to ensure the experience is successful. Each placement is closely monitored and evaluated to ensure each individual gains maximum benefit. In the event of medical discharge, OCF will work with the host organisation and the individual to facilitate long-term, meaningful employment.