YMCA DownsLink Group are proud to have been accepted onto the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. We aim to offer apprenticeships in a number of specialist areas, including catering, sports leadership, early years and play-work.
We are a new provider in this area and our intention is to create genuine career opportunities with the potential for progression and development for the young people we work with. We are also working with other partners and providers in our area to source opportunities in other sectors.
Our Study Programmes and Employability offers are designed to prepare young people for apprenticeships, and through our YMCA Positive Placements Programme we intend to offer impartial and non-judgemental mentoring support.
In April 2017 YMCA launched their report called Work in Progress which details new research highlighting the positive impacts of apprenticeships on young people. Click here to read more.