During the half term, the young people from our Mixables Club went to the London Zoo and Heather joined in seeing the sights, the animals and learning a thing or two about penguins. Here is her account of the day.

Watch the podcast here: 1m 42 Secs


Heather Barrett, Youth Work Apprentice (20)


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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