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Want to work with young people? Or do you already work with young people and want to upskill?

The Salvation Army endeavours to train and equip our youth workers to engage with and positively influence young people in New Zealand society.
People who desire training and professional development in youth work can get great education and gain the required skills to work in a range of settings. Our aim is to develop youth workers who will make a long-term impact in local corps, centres and communities around New Zealand.

In 2018, The Salvation Army will be offering three youth work training models: Foundations of Youth Work, Youth Work LAB Apprenticeship and Youth Work Distance Apprenticeship.

  • Applications for Youth Work LAB Apprenticeship and Youth Work Distance Apprenticeship for 2018 are now open.
  • Application for Foundations of Youth Work for 2018 is now open. 

 

FOUNDATIONS OF YOUTH WORK:

The Foundation for Salvation Army Youth Work is an entry level training programme for those working in youth ministry on a volunteer or part-time basis. The programme offers foundational training for unqualified full-time youth workers and is a development opportunity for volunteer or part-time youth leaders who want to explore a career in youth work.

  • More information: Click here for more information about Foundations of Youth Work
  • How to apply: Please click here to download an Foundations of Youth Work application form. 
  • Applications close Friday 29 September 2017 

YOUTH WORK LAB APPRENTICESHIP:

The Salvation Army Youth Work LAB Apprenticeship is a full-time, three-year commitment that includes undertaking practical youth work in a supportive environment at an approved LAB, while studying for approved qualifications. It is for those wanting to train in youth work, and who may sense a calling to this work as a ‘vocation’ or long-term career. It is preferred that applicants have had prior involvement in the life of their corps/centre or divisional youth team, as well as experience of youth work practice.

  • More information: Click here for more information about the LAB apprenticeship
  • How to apply: Please click here to download a LAB Apprenticeship application form
  • Applications close Friday 29 September 2017 

YOUTH WORK DISTANCE APPRENTICESHIP:

The Salvation Army Youth Work On-Site Apprenticeship is a full-time, three-year commitment that includes undertaking practical youth work in their local corps/centre, while studying for approved qualifications. It is for those wanting to train in youth work, and who may sense a calling to this work as a ‘vocation’ or long-term career. It is preferred that applicants have had prior involvement in the life of their corps/centre or divisional youth team, as well as experience of youth work practice.

  • More information: Click here for more information about the Distance ApprenticeshipHow to apply:
  • Please click here to download a Distance Apprenticeship application form
  • Applications close Friday 29 September 2017
  • For students applying to become Distance Apprentices there are accomodation supplements that can be applied for. Please click here for an application form which can be sent with your application form.