Apprenticeships at Avon Tyrrell

Apprenticeships are a great way to start your career path, with on the job training and access to support that will enable you to build a solid foundation in your chosen career.

Here at Avon Tyrrell, home of UK Youth, we not only provide opportunities for young people to learn outside the classroom, but with 20% of our work force on their apprenticeship journey, we also provide young people the skills, qualifications and tools they need to build brighter futures and embark on successful careers beyond their time with us.

As a charity UK Youth is committed to working with young people to help them develop brighter futures.  The work we do with our Apprentices has an impact on the future development of our programmes and activities.  The platform for learning and development that we have provided at Avon Tyrrell has led to our past apprentices becoming teachers, tree surgeons, trainers and business owners.  As well as being sought after instructors within the outdoor sector, many of our apprentices progress on to full time positions here at Avon Tyrrell and use their skills, knowledge and experience to develop and shape our apprenticeship programme to ensure that it is relevant and progressive.

UK Youth apprentices not only learn from experienced instructors here on site, but they also have the incredible opportunity to achieve a good range of high quality industry qualifications.  This along with the key skills and experience they gain working with different groups and from living away from home sets these young people up with essential life skills and experience that enables them to build exciting career prospects.   

Initially there is a twelve month programme, with the possibility to progress onto a second year to gain more national qualifications and experience.  All learning takes place at Avon Tyrrell with a mix of nationally recognised experts being bought in to deliver high quality qualifications and in house experts to support the development of soft skills and experience.  There are also a variety of offsite trips that help to develop experience and the ability to transfer skills.


A UK Youth Apprenticeship will give you:

  • The opportunity to gain nationally recognised industry qualifications
  • NVQ level 2 - 3
  • Earn while you learn
  • Support and assistance from a dedicated apprentice team
  • Learn from a team of industry experts
  • Low cost on site accommodation
  • The ability to build a successful career
  • An apprenticeship that is affiliated to:



Apprentice 1
Vicki | NVQ 2

"The apprenticeship has been fun, enjoyable and allowed me to gain qualifications that I need and skills I can improve on for my career. It also provided me with new challenges and has allowed me to interact with so many different people" 

Apprentice 2
Tom | NVQ 3

“The apprenticeship has been phenomenal! I received loads of support with progressing my career and it has definitely been life changing.”

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