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Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) is delighted to have secured funding to employ a Youth Social Action (YAS) Apprentice this summer.
In partnership with the Pears Foundation #iwill Fund and Association of Colleges, the apprentice will empower students to identify and address issues within their local community, creating opportunities to undertake meaningful work experience around social action. These activities include campaigning, fundraising and voluinteering, all of which enable young people to make a positive difference and develop their own skills and knowledge.
The apprentice will be based at LMC but will also work with our partner colleges (Myerscough and Furness) where their role will be to coordinate and manage youth social action activities across each campus. These will be student-led and in collaboration with community organisations, charities and employers to ensure wide participation, impact and sustainability.
LMC’s Head of Engagement, Victoria Carter, is excited about how the new role will support young people to become active in youth social action.
"We have a strong ethos of volunteering and social action at LMC, and for almost a decade we worked in partnership with National Citizen Service (NCS), supporting over 800 of our learners to take part in various social action projects across our community. Having a dedicated YSA Apprentice enables us to continue to empower our learners to develop essential skills and confidence, whilst taking positive action and addressing local issues.”
The YSA Apprentice will coordinate and manage a range of activities across the three partner colleges and will support our colleagues at Lancaster University to embed YSA into the innovative Morecambe Bay Curriculum.
A passion for supporting young people and promoting values of justice, fairness and equality is essential to this role. Alongside this, the YSA Apprentice will work towards gaining L3 Youth Support Worker apprenticeship, andwill have the opportunity to take part in a range of additional professional and personal development training.
Applications for the post are open until Friday, 26th May and interviews will take place before the end of June.
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