Sports and educational chance for teenagers

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Up to 10 apprentices are being recruited to help the teaching of PE in schools across Erewash.

The roles are aimed at 18 to 19 year-olds, who would be based in secondary and primary schools.

Erewash School Sport Partnership (ESSP), a group of 45 schools working to develop PE and sports opportunities for young people. said apprentices would support teachers with PE lessons, run lunchtime and after-school clubs, help with competitions and school games, and mentor children.

Currently ESSP employs one apprentice, Bronagh Riley, who is coming to the end of her 12-month contract.

The 19-year-old, of Ilkeston, said: “I’ve enjoyed the diversity of the role. It’s been great to work with all different age groups,” she said.

“One day I could be working on throwing and catching with a five-year-old and the next I’ll be trying to teach a 15-year-old a lay-up in basketball.”

The positions are based on one-year contracts and qualifications and training would be delivered alongside the paid role.

Applicants ideally need GCSE grade C maths and Englis, or Functional Skills Level 2, although this could be taught during the apprenticeship.

Anyone interested in applying should send an application letter detailing why they are suitable for the role with a copy of their CV to rlil