First cohort of BLMF apprentices complete programme as another cohort begins
Above: Nikkita, Steven, Richard and Samuel all completed the first ever apprenticeship scheme.
Over the last three years, four apprentices have been undertaking a groundbreaking course as children and youth workers from their local parish. The apprentices, who have all completed their third year of training, were celebrated in a graduation ceremony this week as their church families looked on with managers and friends sharing experiences and highlights, along with what the apprentices have learned along the way.
Rt Revd Pete Broadbent, The Bishop of Willesden awarded their certificates and commended them on their growth over the last three years and the impact they have made on their parish communities.
The day after the first ever group graduated, a new cohort of apprentices started the program, which has now moved to Ridley Hall’s London Training Centre and will award a CertHE accredited by the University of Durham. The total number of apprentices will remain at 12 moving forwards, with four new places available each year.
Below: The current BLMF apprentices (left to right): Polly, Michael, Anna, Isaac, Heather, Beth, Dyna, Jenny, Savannah, Moses, Becky and Liz.
Please pray for Michael, Anna, Becky and Liz (below, left to right) as they settle into their new roles in Finchley, Chelsea, Tottenham Hale and Poplar.
Levi is the Creative Lead for Growing Younger, a priority of the 2030 Vision for churches in the Diocese of London. Levi is part of the Children & Youth Support team, volunteers in youth ministry and leads worship at his local church. Levi completed a degree in Applied Theology before working in marketing and design in the corporate space, bringing both worlds together in his current role.
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