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Bermondsey teenagers invited to apply for summer apprenticeships at WPF Therapy

Six young people from Bermondsey and Southwark are being offered the chance to gain employment skills on 'The Apprentices Project' at WPF Therapy.

Bermondsey teenagers invited to apply for summer apprenticeships at WPF Therapy

Based in Magdalen Street near London Bridge, WPF Therapy is one of the largest charitable providers of counselling and psychotherapy in England.

Funded by the Team London Bridge Small Grants Fund, the three-week summer apprenticeship scheme for 16 to 19-year-olds will mirror elements of BBC One's Junior Apprentice with two recruits being placed in teams every week covering catering, management and operations with rigorous targets to meet.

During their apprenticeship the lucky six will learn risk assessment, communication skills, budgeting, managing people and workflow planning.

"WPF Therapy has an excellent track record in work placements," says project manager Lykke Leszczynski.

"Those who have completed a placement with us achieved a 100 per cent success rate in finding paid employment. In the current climate young people are struggling to find employment or work experience.

"Although we cannot guarantee anyone's future success, we are able to provide a solid foundation for young people to build upon."

The Apprentices Project at WPF Therapy is an intensive work experience and personal development scheme aimed at 16 to 19-year-olds in Southwark and Bermondsey.

Funded by Team London Bridge Small Grants Fund, applicants must provide a CV and covering letter explaining why they want to participate in the project, and why they should be selected.

Applications must be emailed to human resources manager Netra Mahadani, at humanresources@wpf.org.uk by 1pm on Friday 25 June.

The six successful apprentices will be selected by Wednesday 30 June and contacted by WPF Therapy in early July.

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