National snowsports apprenticeships

Each year several young people, who have completed our Excel Programme, are provided with 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 snowsport events such as The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Festival and the Delancey British Ski and Snowboard Championships.

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 Level 2 in Sports Coaching and a BASI Level 1 Instructor qualification. All 3 qualifications provide further skills needed to gain employment in the snowsports industry.

Youth-to-youth training and development is essential to our organisation. We know that young people are more likely to engage with our activities if their peers 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 trainers from their neighbourhoods and youth organisations showing them what they themselves could achieve.

Our 2019/20 apprentices are:

Scotland – Julie Davis, Abby Adams, James McGill and Ross Garry.

London – TBC

Midlands – TBC

North West – TBC