For over a decade, St Mungo’s has run an Apprenticeship 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.
Our apprenticeship scheme has gone from strength to strength supporting over 200 people in paid roles in client facing and central services with qualifications attached.
This is the only scheme in the homelessness sector that is only open to those with lived experience of homelessness, substance use, mental health, criminal justice service and recovery services.
To find out when we will be recruiting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be added to the list to get an alert when a post is advertised.
Apprentice roles are advertised on the current vacancies page with a link to the online application form.
We are looking for motivational, positive and inspiring role models who will inspire clients. St Mungo’s Apprenticeship Scheme offers 15 months paid work, a comprehensive training programme and the opportunity to gain a qualification in a central service role (for example, business administration) or a client support role (for example adult care worker). There will be on the job learning and shadowing staff to observe how they support clients to achieve their goals. You will also be required to attend training sessions in order to complete your qualification.
Applicants to the scheme must have:
All applicants must be over 18 years of age.
We particularly encourage people who have been out of work for some time to apply.
To ensure we safeguard and protect the clients we work with, we have a number of pre-registration checks we have to complete before recruiting for most positions. St Mungo’s is entitled to ask questions about an applicant’s entire criminal record because it is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Having a criminal record doesn’t necessarily rule out someone working for us. It depends on the nature of the position applied for, and the nature and circumstances of the offence(s).
We’ll ask candidates for their consent to a clearance check. Any information supplied will be treated in confidence and in accordance with the GDPR legislation. If you don’t give consent, we will be unable to proceed with your application. Applicants will be asked to undergo a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (England and Wales); this will be an Enhanced Disclosure.
To succeed on the scheme, you will need passion and commitment, empathy towards homeless people, and basic administration skills. You don’t need to have been employed in the past, but the people who have typically been successful at gaining a place on the scheme have been people that had spent their last few months using their time productively. For example, they might have volunteered, had unpaid work placement, attended a college course, been actively involved in a client involvement group, such as St Mungo’s Outside In, attended activities in their project or local area, or improved their IT or literacy skills.
The compassion and complete dedication of our people is what makes us who we are. We do everything we can to make day-to-day life that little bit easier, so we offer parental and compassionate leave, childcare vouchers, sick pay entitlements and generous holidays. We’re committed to fostering a diverse and supportive working environment including flexi-time working arrangements. It’s our way of saying thank you.
Although there are no formal requirements for our apprenticeship scheme, people are more likely to be successful if they have:
We’ll support you to gain the skills in order to help you become more employable. You may choose to go on to apply for a job at St Mungo’s, one of our partner organisations, or elsewhere in the homelessness sector.
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