Apprenticeships are a combination of volunteering, learning, assisting and growing. People of all ages and backgrounds can become apprentices at FoAM, even if they are experts in another field. For example, a banker might want to learn to become an experience designer, an opera singer could be really curious about learning to program software. By developing skills across disciplines, our professional resilience increases, making us less dependent on the whims and vagaries of a single field. At FoAM, apprentices acquire new skills and knowledge by working alongside collaborators on specific projects, or assisting in the coordination of people and activities. They have access to FoAM‘s international network of collaborators and partner organisations, which can help further their professional paths.
Aside from learning, we want to encourage a spirit of volunteering – of giving a helping hand to a cause, project or person you'd like to support. In a network like FoAM, there is always something that we need help with: from daily hosting or documenting our events, to redesigning our governance structure.
If you are curious about how you can become a volunteer or apprentice, please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we'll be eager to talk with you.