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Apprenticeship Scheme


DAAC youth development worker apprenticeship is an established scheme which has been in place since 2016 and is a two-year programme offered to young people aged 16-25yrs. Our apprentices are employed by Durham Constabulary and seconded to DAAC so are immediately a member of the public service family and the relevant benefits involved such as occupational health provision, learning and development opportunities and CPD activities. 

The apprenticeship programme is designed to develop skills, experience and knowledge within the public sector arena.  Involving partnership working within the community the apprenticeship also includes work on specified projects covering education, activities and community involvement with children, young people, schools and other relevant partners across County Durham and Darlington. 


Apprenticeship qualification at level 3 is delivered by Derwentside college alongside the day to day role, many other qualifications and development opportunities are available during the apprenticeship period, all fully funded by DAAC. 

Enrichment activities, which are great fun, are provided throughout the apprenticeship programme, these are centred around improving skills in teamwork, self-confidence and communication, they include but are not limited to surfing, raft building, abseiling, cliff jumping, paintballing, horse riding. Apprentices work together to plan and prepare for these by sourcing funding, providers, transport and any other relevant facilities or resources required. 


100% of previous DAAC apprentices have gone on to higher education or to achieve successful employment in many different arenas which include but are not limited to; Police (officers and support staff), teaching, NHS, social care, hospitality, engineering and horticulture.  


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