The Apprenticeship Scheme, funded by the Bishop of London’s Mission Fund (BLMF), aims to fuel new mission activity among young people in Parishes across the Diocese of London, and to raise up a new generation of youth workers from within our communities. In September 2020 we are looking to recruit 4 more apprentices.
The scheme works alongside parishes across the Diocese of London as they look to develop their ministry among children and young people, through employing and training Apprentice Youth and Children’s Workers to work within parishes for three full years.
Apprentices are employed by the Diocese of London, and work under the direction and support of the parish leadership team to begin, establish or develop the youth and/or children’s ministries of that parish.
Apprentices also study Theology, Ministry and Mission with Ridley London, the London training centre of Ridley Hall Cambridge, they are paid the London Living Wage, and gain valuable experience of parish ministry with young people.
“We have loved benefiting from this scheme and wouldn’t have been able to do many of the things that are taking place and growing through St Luke’s without it.”
“When I first started my role, I had many anxieties. But I have grown to love my work with children and young people…I’ve done things that I never thought I could before.”
– Apprenticeship Scheme Graduate