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We launched our Apprenticeship Programme in 2013, enabling up to 5 young people in London to join our team in a full-time role alongside vocational placements, a BASI Level 1 qualification and an NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership.
Today, we are delivering our Apprenticeship Programme in London, Scotland and the Midlands. Meet our 2018/19 apprentices below.
Kym from Glasgow
“Snow-Camp changed me as a person. When I began I had no real ambitions, I had no job and wasn’t engaged in any form of education. I lacked in confidence and had no self-esteem. I was hanging around with people that I believed were my friends but weren’t a positive influence. My life was heading in a downhill direction and my future didn’t look bright. But now my life has turned around. Thank you Snow-Camp.”
John Paul from Glasgow
“Since being involved with Snow-Camp I have gained a passion for snowboarding and working with others. I’ve not only gained snowboarding skills but life skills too. I’ve become much more confident and motivated. This is a dream for me and I can’t ever see myself doing anything else.”
Lakshmi from Positive Youth, Coventry
“Without Snow-Camp I would never have known that I love skiing. I have seen a new side to myself and I want to excel on this programme so I can teach and help other young people. I’m excited to expand my skills and knowledge with Snow-Camp while setting myself personal goals.”
Ebony from Urban Adventure Base, Tower Hamlets
“Coming to Snow-Camp has made me believe that I can achieve what I want, even if I thought it was impossible. I didn’t feel like these opportunities were available due to my background. I do not live with my parents and don’t receive any support from them. My sister and I have to work really hard for everything, so this opportunity is amazing experience. I feel like it is a once in a life-time chance that will help me shape my future. Thank you.”
LeTeya from Tower Hamlets
“Thank you to Snow-Camp for believing in me. In the past I’ve been in trouble in school, but I now get on better with my peers and have started to build up my confidence. I fell in love with snowboarding and I just want to do it more and more. I have my mind and future set and I want to pass this programme, no matter how hard things get I will push myself to achieve my goals. I have found something I love and look forward to – A BIG thank you!”
Ellie from Streatham Youth Community Centre, Streatham
“Police are always in my area and I have seen the crime rate go up from robbery’s, knife crimes and now acid attacks. Thank you to Snow-Camp for this opportunity. Never in my life time would my mum be able to afford a holiday skiing. It has opened my eyes to different career paths for the future.”
Ethan from Willington Youth and Community Centre, Lambeth
“Thank you for giving me this opportunity. I can really see a future for me in snowsports and you made that possible. I can’t believe I have become an apprentice for Snow-Camp and will get my BASI level 1 instructor qualification. I hope to become the best I can be!”
Shannon from Siblings United, Hammersmith
“Thank you for seeing the potential in me. I am excited to see what the future has in store for me. There is a lot of gang rivalry in my area and I have to make sure I’m safe wherever I go, apart from when I am at Snow-Camp. I have also made a goal to always stay positive and to keep trying if I fail. I can’t wait to finally experience the different opportunities that snowsports has to offer. Thank you.”