Each year we accept up to 5 young people on to our paid Apprenticeship Programme in London and 1 young person in Scotland. In order to join the programme, which runs from July – June each year, the young people must complete our full Programme Journey (First Tracks, Graduate and Excel), in order to be eligible.
Snow-Camp apprentices, aged 16-21, gain valuable experience from working on all our programmes (First Tracks, Graduate and Excel), alongside work placements across the snowsports industry. Apprentices are also provided with opportunities to work at national and international snowsport events such as The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show 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 Coach Core (London) and SD Consultancy (Scotland), our Apprentices work towards gaining either an NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership (London) or an SQL Level 2 in Sports Coaching (Scotland). Furthermore, with support from the British Association of Snowsports Instructors they also work towards a Level 1 BASI Skiing or Snowboarding Instructor qualification. Both qualifications provide further skills needed to gain employment in the snowsports industry.
Our Apprentices are all fantastic role models to other Snow-Camp young people on our programmes, they send out a powerful message: if you work hard and focus, you can achieve your goals and create a positive future for yourselves.
Watch the video below, which features our former apprentice Shayleigh and current apprentice Rashane, to hear them talk about our work.
Snow-Camp have identified the need to work with inner-city young people in Sussex, but due to a lack of accessibility of local indoor/artificial ski and snowboarding centres, we have developed a unique Business Administration Apprenticeship Programme specifically for the area. Our 2017 apprentice is Gabby Biazotti. Gabby gains valuable work experience in our head office while working towards and NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration through our training provider YMCA. Our Sussex Apprenticeship Programme is designed to give apprentices a broad experience and solid foundation to support a career in a professional office environment.
For more information about our Apprenticeship Programme please contact our Programme Director, Gavin Hanmer.