Youth Work Apprenticeship

YWA-2014 Want to work with young people? Know someone who could?

The Salvation Army Youth Work Apprenticeship is designed to train and equip people to become qualified youth workers. There are currently six Apprentices training around New Zealand in six LABs. The Apprenticeship programme is going to be bigger and better in 2016 so if you're interested in becoming a qualified youth worker, then check out the details below!

The basic idea:

In 2011, the model for youth work training in The Salvation Army in New Zealand changed to fit with requirements from both within and external to The Salvation Army - establishing the Youth Work Apprenticeship programme.

This programmes invites people (18 years or over) who are passionate about youth work to apply to become a Youth Work Apprentice. With support from their corps/centre and their division (and official approval from the national team), successful applicants head to one of five LABs across NZ. LABs (Living And Breathing model training sites) act as an Apprentice's training and development hub for the next three years. Apprentices will spend three years doing practical youth work, with support and mentoring from their LAB Facilitator, while studying towards approved youth work qualifications.

The LABs:

In 2015,  there will be five LABs around New Zealand - Faith Factory in West Auckland, Nite Church in Dunedin, Mt Albert Corps in Auckland, Roskill South in Auckland and Winton in Southland!

How to apply:

Applications for Apprenticeships in 2016 are not open. There are some exciting changes happening with youth work training in NZ - more information about 2016 training will be available soon.