Two of our Salmon apprentices attended the Encompass Residential and they had the time of their lives. They were able to take home with them new life experiences and formed long lasting friendships. Have a listen to Derrick's account on the residential and what he learned from it.

Watch the video here: [3m50s]:

 


Derrick Johnson, Youth Work Apprentice (21)


Apprentices are young people who are gaining work experience while working on a Level 3 youth work qualification. They spend thirty-five hours a week for up to nine months at Salmon on a paid salary. This gives them access to higher education, which they previously would not have had, or it leads to the start of a career in youth work. The apprentices are very important to Salmon, as we get to invest a lot of time in them, helping them to grow on a personal, political, social and spiritual level. Also, as they are still young themselves, they are often very good at connecting with the young people we work with and a lot of young people look up to them.

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