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Craven College Selected to Support Training Youth Social Action Apprentice

Published 09 June

At Craven College, we are delighted to announce that we will be supporting the training and development of a Youth Social Action Apprentice. In partnership with the #iwill Fund and Association of Colleges, the apprentice will empower students to take action and address local issues, as well as creating opportunities to undertake meaningful work experience around social action.

The apprentice will split their time between Craven, Shipley, Bradford and Keighley Colleges, where their role will be to coordinate and manage youth social action activities. Their main activities will be student-led and in collaboration with community organisations and charities to ensure wide participation, impact and sustainability. They will also look to engage with local employers for support.

The apprenticeship will last 18 months and will have the opportunity to collaborate with local and national community organisations and charities to ensure wide participation, impact and sustainability of activities. They will have the opportunity to engage students volunteering in social action activities, including those from a BAME background and providing opportunities to the needs of disabled students.

If you are interested / know anybody that might be interested in applying, more information can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Friday 02 July 2021 at 12:00noon.

David Hughes, Chief Executive of Association of Colleges, said: “It’s great to see colleges taking a coordinated approach to Youth Social Action, building on the excellent work of the recent pilots that aimed to embed a sustainable process for YSA in colleges. This apprenticeship opportunity will enable students to expand their knowledge whilst reinforcing positive college relationships with local employers.”

The Pears #iwill Fund, a partnership fund between Pears Foundation, the National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), aims to support the embedding of meaningful social action into the lives of young people. Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable young people to make a positive difference in their communities as well as develop their own skills and knowledge.

The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to £50 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high-quality social action opportunities.