Speakers from Outdoor Employers, The National Apprenticeship Service & SkillsActive debate the issues around the growth in Apprenticeships.
Peter explains what an Outdoor Apprenticeship Scheme can involve in terms of eligibility, qualifications and work experience.
Matt talks in detail about the Apprenticeship Scheme operated by Kingswood Outdoor Education & Activity Centres.
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Apprenticeships In The Outdoors Sector
Want to find out more about Apprenticeships available in the outdoors sector?
In recent years the Outdoors Sector has seen a massive growth in the number of Apprenticeship Schemes available. Apprentices can earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain vocational skills in parallel with a training programme that gives them key skills and the opportunity to work towards nationally recognised qualifications (NVQs, NGBs, etc.). Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full-time education can apply.
Apprenticeships in the outdoors are available at two levels, and allow the learner to gain an outdoor-related competence qualification, underpinning knowledge qualification and a number of technical certificates. SkillsActive publish a list of the NGB qualifications that can be included within an Apprenticeship programme.
Outdoor Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship and the apprentices' ability. The minimum salary is £2.50 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more. Employers may also provide apprentices with food and accommodation if the apprenticeship takes place at a residential Outdoor Centre.
Here are just a few of the Outdoor employers currently operating Apprenticeship programmes:
Simply click on a logo above to view more information about the employer and apply for current apprenticeship vacancies.
Visit the National Apprenticeship Service for more information on UK Apprenticeships.
Visit SkillsActive for more information on the outdoors sector qualifications available within Apprenticeships.
View all current Outdoor Apprenticeship Vacancies on OutdoorStaff.co.uk...