Over the past week, Club Doncaster Foundation have been celebrating National Apprenticeship Week by highlighting the achievements of one outstanding apprentice per day.
The Foundation’s apprenticeship scheme allows people interested in coaching and teaching from a variety of different backgrounds to gain experience without the pressure of attending higher education and National Apprenticeship week has given the Foundation the opportunity to raise awareness of the ongoing work of its apprentices and the impact they have in both schools and the wider community.
Apprenticeships have, over time, become a suitable alternative to university studies, with many apprentices being able to gain valuable, practical work experience along with their studies.
Mitch Barnett, for example, came through the Premier League Kicks programme and Coaching Academy before applying for an apprenticeship at the Foundation, while Maia Smith took up an apprenticeship after realising university was not for her.
Recently, the Foundation has seen its apprentices reap the rewards of hard work, with Josh Bucknall finishing runner-up for Apprentice of the Year at the Selby College Apprenticeship Awards, while Josh Gelder has now secured a full-time job after completing his apprenticeship in 2018.
Apprentices are a credit to any organisation, as they set the foundation for a successful pathway for young people. Jordan Sheridan stated how the “experiences it has offered have been amazing.”
To find out more about the excellent work of the Club Doncaster Foundation, visit www.clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk