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Work experience/traineeships at YHA Berwick 2019
**Please note this is a non-residential volunteering opportunity. Please apply for a Hostel/Student Placement if you require accommodation whilst you volunteer**
We offer work experience/placement and traineeship opportunities for 14-25 year olds at this hostel (subject to availability and eligibility criteria for traineeships*).
This is the perfect way to gain some experience in hospitality for the travel and tourism sector. You would get involved in all aspects of hostel life: reception, customer service, catering, cleaning and housekeeping.
Don't worry if you've never done any of these tasks before we'll show you how to do everything and there will always be someone available to help you.
We can offer this opportunity on a part-time or full-time basis for 1-12 weeks subject to availability at the hostel.
* Eligibility criteria for traineeships include being unemployed and having little or no work experience motivated to work, qualified to below Level 3 and aged 16-24 years old.
Code of Conduct
We ask that you adhere to our volunteer Code of Conduct. We are committed to ensuring the safety of staff, customers and volunteers and will terminate any placement where an individual has breached UK law, is a risk to themselves or others or where they bring YHA in to disrepute.
YHA and Safeguarding
YHA is committed to ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all volunteers is assessed in line with this commitment.
Want to apply?
Apply online and we will invite you to come to the hostel and meet us and have a chat about what you would like to do here.
Youth Hostels Association, TD151HJ
Learn essential work-placed skills, complete your Y10 placement or traineeship, complete e-Learning modules, try working in a hostel, uniform, a certificate and reference
Work experience with YHA would suit an individual who is:
Aged 14-25 years at the start of the placement
Able to commute to the hostel easily
Not looking for a residential placement
Enthusiastic, responsible and punctual
Willing to get involved in all tasks
Looking to complete a school placement, complete a traineeship and develop your CV
Confident speaking and reading English (Level B1 or above)
Provide a reference (which can be from a teacher or support worker)
Have the Right to Work in the UK
You must be over 14 years old
Open from Friday 1st March 2019 to Saturday 29th February 2020
Closing on Saturday 29th February 2020 in 316 days.
Left on Friday 22nd March 2019 for Working Holiday to spring clean inside and out! YHA Berwick 25 Feb-1 Mar 2019
This hostel was well organised to use the volunteers and manage the tasks required to the satisfaction of manager & volunteers. We all got on well and hope to go back as a group
Left on Friday 1st March 2019 for Working Holiday to spring clean inside and out! YHA Berwick 25 Feb-1 Mar 2019
A well-organised week with a super team at Berwick. Many thanks to Keith and Jen and all the staff for looking after us so well and making it such a fun and satisfying time.
Left on Friday 25th May 2018 for Working Holiday at YHA Berwick 4th-7th May 2018
Very enjoyable opportunity - working outdoors in great weather. Really well looked after by all staff and manager.
Left on Monday 7th May 2018 for Working Holiday at YHA Berwick 4th-7th May 2018
A lovely hostel in a fascinating historic city. The excellent staff looked after us volunteers very well -- our tasks, materials and tools were organised and managed, we were fed and watered generously, and we were made to feel welcome and part of the family. Many thanks to all. Special mention of Raven -- "the more she runs, the more she looks like a table."
Youth Hostels Association, TD151HJ