National Apprenticeship Week

We marked National Apprenticeship Week 2023 by celebrating our very own Apprentices!


Between 6-12th February, YLF celebrated National Apprenticeship Week!

The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2023 was ‘Skills for Life’. We are very privileged to provide apprenticeship opportunities to young people at YLF that offer the guidance, support and resources they need to achieve their potential. Every apprentice at YLF is offered a tailored pathway to become skilled for the future!

We currently have three apprentices at YLF, bringing new talent, ideas and a huge impact to the services they support on their journey with us towards their NVQ qualifications! We are exceptionally proud of every one of them.

Let us introduce our current apprentices…


Sophie is our Participation Apprentice at The Young Lives Foundation!

Sophie has been a service user of YLF and has already completed her Level 1 NVQ in Business Administration with us. Now in her second year of her apprenticeship with us she is studying a Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration and is also studying a Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work!

She has come on leaps and bounds since starting at YLF and this #NAW2023 we celebrate her and all her achievements! Well done Sophie!

Check out her video:


Meet Aliyah, our Rights and Advocacy Apprentice who recently joined YLF in January 2023.

Aliyah says, “I’m really fortunate to have a job that lines up with my personal interests, which gives me a platform and the resources to develop and pursue my interests further.”

Aliyah is ambitious about educating young and vulnerable people about their rights, and hopes to someday work with human rights by amending articles and participating in social and political campaigns.

Aliyah believes that becoming an Apprentice at YLF is her biggest achievement yet and believes that she has made the first step towards what she wants to do with her career!

It’s a pleasure to have Aliyah as part of the YLF family!


Aisha is our Mentoring Apprentice! Since the start of 2023, she has been a valued part of the YLF mentoring team and has been supporting the processing of referrals to the programme.

Aisha says, “I’m excited to have this opportunity to help other people while at YLF, to learn, and to earn my own money while I am training. At the end of this year, I hope to have my Level 2 Apprenticeship in Customer Service, and hope to move on to Level 3!”

Aisha is a proud mum to her little boy and has just moved into her own house! YLF is Aisha’s first place of employment and we are very lucky to have her! Welcome Aisha!


We would like to thank The Cobtree Tree Trust for their continued sponsorship of our Apprentices!