Community Apprentice Project

  • Groups of 24 students
  • 16 and 17 year olds
  • Programmes run weekly sessions for 10 months

Envision’s Community Apprentice programme is loosely based on the TV show ‘The Apprentice’. Working in teams over ten months, young people set up their own social action projects to tackle issues they feel passionately about - they decide what they want to do and how they want to do it. Teams compete at three events throughout the year presenting ideas to panels of expert judges. Students are linked with businesses who provide mentoring sessions and Envision coaches facilitate weekly sessions supporting teams to design and deliver their projects.

Run by: Managed by the Regional Manager and facilitated in schools by Project Coordinators

External involvement: Each school is partnered with a business

Reflection: Students complete a Skills Log Book and are supported to write their experience into their UCAS statements and CVs

Opportunities to link to career-related learning: In assisting teams to choose their project or to help them refine it, students could be encouraged to speak with employees of organisations linked to their cause and understand their career paths and visit the workplaces. Links to - Gatsby Benchmarks 5 and 6 – Encounters with employers and employees, experiences of workplaces