In 2008 St Mungo's developed a client trainee scheme to give people who had lived experience of homelessness the skills and experience they need to find a job within the homelessness sector or further afield. Since then, the scheme has gone from strength to strength and is now called the Apprenticeship Scheme (in recognition of the qualification that is attached to it).
This is the only scheme in the homelessness sector that is only open to those with lived experience of homelessness.
Recruitment for four Apprentice Project Workers based in our accommodation based services in London will start on 17th July 2015, Closing date: 10am on 31st July 2015. The online application form will be available to access on our website when recruitment starts.
We are looking for motivational, positive and inspiring role models who will inspire clients. St Mungo's Apprenticeship Scheme offers 12 months paid work, a comprehensive training programme and the opportunity to gain a Level 2 Health & Social Care qualification. There will be on the job learning and shadowing staff to observe how they support service-users to achieve their goals. You will also be required to attend formal learning whilst working towards a qualification.
Our briefing is designed for voluntary, health and social care organisations that are considering developing a similar scheme for service user. It explores key impacts, case studies, recruitment and how we developed the scheme.
We are currently recruiting for Apprentice posts in Bristol. Please check our Current Vacancies for further details and to access the online application form.
Watch our Apprenticeship film.
Listen to Chantelle and Anthony talk about their apprenticeships in films made by Skills for Care: