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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Every February we get to celebrate National Apprenticeships Week across the UK and showcase the value, benefit and opportunity our apprentices bring especially to St. Mungo’s.

For the last 15 years we have offered an award-winning Apprenticeship scheme for people with lived experience of using support services and almost 200 Apprentices have been through the scheme.

Peter is an Apprentice Support Worker at one of our services and wanted to highlight how the apprenticeship scheme has helped him make a difference to peoples’ lives. Here’s what he had to say:

“The opportunity has meant I have been able to make a real difference in peoples’ lives.

I have had the opportunity to grow, both personally and professionally.”

Noel is another apprentice working in a dynamic and varied role. Below is what he had to say about his time so far:

“Being an on an apprenticeship with St Mungo’s has given me diverse experiences that I hadn’t had before specially working alongside my clients and understanding with a more in depth knowledge on how to support my team and clients. Having a good, strong team has helped with my development and growing my confidence in key working daily. Everyday I learn news things. My biggest achievement throughout the apprenticeship is that I have got more leadership skills and I am able to manage people & empower them to thrive for their goals.”

This National Apprenticeship Week, we want to thank the nearly 200 people with lived experience of using support services who have gone through our apprenticeship scheme – together with the services who hosted their apprenticeships and the managers who supported them.

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