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Snowsports Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeship Programme is award winning. In 2019, we were awarded a Princess Royal Training Award by HRH Princess Anne and in 2020 we were Highly Commended at the National Apprenticeship Awards, making us one of the top 3 SME apprenticeship employers in the country.

Each year several young people, who have completed our Excel Programme, are provided with paid, full time employment for 1 year at Snow-Camp through our Apprenticeship Programme. 

Snow-Camp apprentices, aged 16-21, gain valuable experience from working on all our programmes, alongside work placements across the snowsports industry and qualifications. Apprentices are also provided with opportunities to work at national and international snowsports events and have access to mental wellbeing workshops and 1-1 counselling sessions.

Youth-to-youth training and development is essential to our organisation. We know that the young people on our programmes are more likely to engage with our activities if our apprentices and youth volunteers are a key component of the training plan. Not only is this empowering for our youth volunteers and apprentices, it’s inspirational for the new young people. Many young people will know these young instructors from their neighbourhoods and youth organisations showing them what they themselves could achieve.

The Apprenticeship Programme is designed for individuals who want to gain a broad experience and a solid foundation to support a career in the snowsports industry. They gain key qualifications and practical work experience in snowsports instructing, together with mentoring, coaching and leadership skills. In partnership with our training providers YMCA, SD Consultancy and BASI our apprentices work towards either an NVQ in Activity Leadership or an SQL in Sports Coaching and a BASI Level 1 Instructor Qualification. All 3 qualifications provide further skills needed to gain employment in the snowsports industry.

How to join our Apprenticeship Programme

Young people can only attend this programme if they have completed our Excel Programme and young people apply directly to their Programme Manager in May/June each year.  The Apprenticeship Programme is fully funded by Snow-Camp and apprentices are paid above the national apprenticeship minimum wage.

Our Programme Journey Film

Watch this short film to find out more about our programmes and the opportunities that are available for young people through Snow-Camp.

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