How to implement an apprenticeship in your church

Step 1. Gain an understanding of MTS Apprenticeships

If you don't think you've got a good grasp on what an MTS Apprenticeship is, please visit the Information About MTS Apprenticeships page, which provides links to the following information:

You should also review the resources provided on the MTS Recruiters Kit page

Step 2. Advise MTS that your church will be offering a ministry apprenticeship

To advise MTS that your church will be offering a ministry apprenticeship, please complete the on-line Available Apprenticeship Notice.

You should complete this notice for any apprenticeship.   This notice is applicable to both apprenticeships where the apprentices is employed by the church (Curriculum apprenticeship) and where the apprentice receives an MTS Scholarship (Scholarship apprenticeship).

This step is particularly important for Scholarship apprenticeships, as there is a requirement that any Scholarship funded by tax deductible donations must be publicly advertised.   MTS will advertise the ministry apprenticeship training opportunity at your church, when you submit an Available Apprenticeship Notice.  You can view the Apprenticeship Opportunities currently listed by MTS.

Please note that completing an Available Apprenticeship Notice does not commit the church to training a ministry apprentice, it simply invites interested persons to apply to be trained in your church.

Step 3. Receive applications and interview applicants

Interested persons should complete an MTS Apprenticeship Application which will be received by MTS and forwarded onto you.

It is important that MTS Apprenticeships be awarded in a transparent and equitable process, and that all meritorious applicants for the apprenticeship you are offering be interviewed.

Step 4. Recommend your preferred applicant to MTS

After you have interviewed all suitable applicants, you can reccomend the successful Apprentice to MTS. You will also need to have identified the MTS Apprenticeship pathway they will be following, and have decided how the apprenticeship will be financially supported.

You should now advise all these details to MTS by completing an on-line Successful Apprentice Recommendation.

This is the point in the process where the church is effectively committing to train their preferred candidate as an MTS Apprentice.

 

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