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 13 Apprentices training around New Zealand in six LABs. The Apprenticeship programme is going to be bigger and better in 2014 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 six 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 2014,  there will be six LABs around New Zealand - 614 Wellington, Faith Factory in West Auckland, Nite Church in Dunedin, Mt Albert Corps in Auckland, REC Roskill South in Auckland and Winton in Southland!

How to apply:

Applications for Apprenticeships in 2015 are now open. The cut off date for 2015 Apprenticeship applications is 19th October.

To find more information on the Apprenticeship, download the Apprenticeship Information Booklet (2.2mb, PDF)

To find more information on the LABs for 2015, downoad the LAB Profile Pack (24.8mb, PDF)

Applications for the 2015 apprenticeship are now open, download the Apprenticeship Application Form (157KB, PDF). Application cut-off is 19 October 2014.

Download the Youth Apprenticeship Promo Video (WMV, 35.4MB) *PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LARGE FILE*

[To download, right click the above link and select 'Save Target As...' or 'Save Link As...' and save the file to your computer.]

We have 13 Apprentices currently in training - get to know all Apprentices here!

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