Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project – Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce Apprenticeship

Closing Date: Friday 13th October

The Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project (WHYP), in partnership with Lakes College West Cumbria, is offering an exciting and flexible apprenticeship scheme.


The apprentice will be required to work 30 hours per week, paid at the national Apprentice wage of £3.50 per hour. These hours will include some time to work on the academic elements of the apprenticeship but you will need to commit some of your own time to this aspect of the programme too. Depending on your interests, the needs of WHYP, and access to additional funding, there may be opportunities to work towards accreditations and qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and professional sports and outdoor coaching awards, as well as more generic courses in First Aid and Safeguarding. Achievement of any of these extra outcomes will depend largely on your willingness and ability to put in extra time to gain the practical experience required.

*Due to funding criteria, we can only accept applications from residents of Copeland who will be 18 years old at the start of the appointment.
No specific qualifications are required for this role as full training will be given but the successful candidate will meet the following criteria.
– Be enthusiastic.
– Have a desire to pursue a career in youth work, sport for development or the outdoor industry.
– Be professional in manner and conduct.
– Be organised and motivated
If you don’t hold a GCSE grade C or above in English or Maths then you will need to study functional skills English and/or Maths which can be done with Lakes College West Cumbria.

To see the full job description, click here.


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Closing date: Friday 13th October