Rathbone offers Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Youth Work to new or existing staff.
Youth work is at the heart of what we do at Rathbone so we’re well placed to offer this Apprenticeship. Rathbone trains its staff this way.
This Apprenticeship provides the skills, knowledge and qualifications to work in a wide range of youth work roles.
Rathbone provides all the training, advice, support and guidance an Apprentice needs to get ahead.
How Rathbone supports your organisation
We provide support to you through our employer engagement team who are experienced in your sector – we understand youth work. We’re here to help.
From recruitment to achievement, Rathbone handles all the training and administration.
We deliver the training to a plan agreed with you and provide regular updates on progress and achievement.
What’s in the Apprenticeship?
Most learning happens on the job where young people learn from experienced youth workers. An Apprentice can expect to spend most of their time working with young people. There’s some time away from work to learn and practice new skills.
Apprentices learn about their responsibilities for dealing with risks within the limits of own authority.
They’ll learn about the high levels of integrity, health and safety and safeguarding requirements in law.
What’s required from an Apprentice:
Rathbone emphasises employment skills so Apprentices understand they need to be smart, well presented, punctual and to behave in a professional manner to get ahead.
How long does an Apprenticeship last?
People must be able to perform the job to national standards to it depends on how fast someone learns.
If someone left school with no other experience in youth work, they could achieve their Apprenticeship in around 15 months or an Advanced Apprenticeship in between 18 – 24 months.
What qualifications can be achieved?
- A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at Level 2 for Apprenticeship or Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship proving they’re skilled.
- A City and Guilds Technical Certificate in youth work, showing they have the knowledge they need.
- Completing an Advanced Apprenticeship provides the required entry to Foundation Degrees and full degrees in Youth Work.
- Practical work skills in communications, using numbers and ICT.
By law, people must have an Enhanced Criminal Record (CRB) check before they work with young people. Rathbone arranges this for Apprentices.
Apprentices will also be provided with the employment skills to work in the sector and will understand employer rights and responsibilities.