Young People's Programme Apprentice

Young People's Programme Apprentice
Employer: London Transport Museum
Salary: London Living Wage (£10.20 per hour)
Location: Covent Garden, London

London Transport Museum (LTM), located in the heart of Covent Garden, tells the story of the
Capital city’s transport heritage. It is a thriving hub, celebrating London’s fascinating past and
engaging people in debate about its future.

The Museum’s Learning team engages a huge variety of different audiences in innovative and
creative educational activities. Schools, families, young people and community groups are
encouraged to explore and learn from our vast collection through active participation.

LTM has been working with young people for the past seven years and prides itself on being an
organisation that listens to young people, involving them in decision making and the running of
Museum activity.

The Museum wants to appoint an apprentice to support the continuing development and delivery
of the Young People’s Skills Programme (YPSP) for 18 – 25 year olds. This programme offers a
range of inspiring learning activities for young people to support them to build skills, knowledge
and confidence for their future careers and to help them lead happy fulfilling lives.

Programme activities include Young Volunteer projects and Route into Work; a pre-employment
training course and skills and employability events, all of which link closely with the wider work of
the museum and its collection.

The apprenticeship is designed to offer an alternative route for young people aged 18 - 25 to
access a career in the cultural heritage sector. It is, therefore, not open to anyone with a
qualification higher than Level 3 (e.g. we cannot accept applications from anyone who has a
qualification above A Level standard).

What you will be doing

- Support the running of an on-going programme of events and activities created by young
people, run by young people, for young people.

- Support and manage the administrative aspects of the programme including; managing the
email inbox, dealing with finance, organising and planning resources for events.

- Enable positive participation of young people in Museum projects. You will be supported to
deliver creative workshops for young people supporting them to learn new skills and
understanding from the Museum collection.

- Collaborate on the delivery of our communications plan including; building relationships with
youth organisations and other key partners, and responsibility for running the young people
email account and social media activity.

- Work closely with the Curatorial, Marketing, Public Programmes and Visitor Services teams to
engage a wide range of audiences, ensuring that the YPSP is visible and valued by the whole
organisation and beyond.

- Build positive and lasting relationships with a variety of different colleagues in the Museum and
beyond to bring new ideas and opportunities for young people, the Museum and its audiences.

- Participate in a variety of monitoring and evaluation activities.

- Complete a Level 3 Business Administration qualification and a Gold Arts Award portfolio
alongside the daily responsibilities of the role.

What’s in it for you
- An opportunity to support and make a difference to the lives of young Londoners.

- Valuable transferable skills and experience working in an inspiring and innovative heritage

- Nationally recognised Level 3 Qualification in Business Administration.

- The opportunity to complete a Gold Arts Award Qualification

- Full-time 13-month contract paid at the London Living Wage (£10.20 per hour)
- Museum induction, networking opportunities and an extensive training programme in areas
such as project management, delivery of museum learning activities and CV development.

- A mentor from across the Museum to help support your professional development.

- A unique gateway opportunity into the wide ranging cultural sector.

What we are looking for
- Reliable and positive attitude
- Dedication to learning and gaining new skills
- Interest in supporting young people to be their best
- Good organisational skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work well within a team
- Enthusiasm for the cultural sector, with an interest in museums and galleries
- GCSE grade A-D in English, Maths and ICT

This role involves working on outreach projects with Transport for London staff, community
groups, including children and vulnerable adults. Appointment to this post is therefore subject to
receipt of an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Key Information
Learning Provider: London College of Apprenticeship Training
Qualification: Level 3 Business Administration
Length of Apprenticeship: 13 months (full time, 35 hours per week)
Payment: London Living Wage (£10.20 per hour)

This apprenticeship opportunity has been funded by the Arts Council England.

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