The Living Essentials Apprentice Programme

Are you ready to turn the page in your life and take a leap into the next chapter? LEAP offers you the opportunity to live, work and learn in the Findhorn Foundation for an extended period of time. Living in a spiritual community, all day every day, is a life-changing immersion into new ways of seeing and being with yourself, with others and with the world.

If you are aiming to become a member of staff here at the Findhorn Foundation, this programme is an essential step on the journey. It is also for anyone who wants an opportunity to practise applying spiritual principles in your everyday life, learning awareness and gaining skills to take with you wherever you go.

If accepted onto LEAP, you join in a service department where you help to provide the essentials of community for our weekly guests to visit and experience, while you also engage in your own spiritual and personal development and participate in community meetings and gatherings. It's a full-on experience! You would commit to participating fully in life here, including working some weekends. We will provide you with food, simple accommodation and a supportive learning environment.

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Applications for LEAP will be considered in a process of mutual assessment of your time here in previous programmes such as Living in Community Guest, and through attunement. Spaces on the LEAP programme are subject to the needs of our service departments and availability of living space at the time of your application.

Prerequisites are Experience Week plus three months of LCG. Then, you can spend two to six months as a Short-Term LEAP apprentice. After assessment and review, if you wish to make a longer commitment (six more months, or up to a year or beyond) you can become a Long-Term LEAP apprentice. Long-Term LEAP begins twice a year with five days of intense learning - a deeper induction into the principles and spiritual practice of the Findhorn Foundation. After that you continue to meet with your peer group once a week, and attend educational modules once a month. To help you reflect on and integrate your learning experience, and assess your journey, you will be paired with a personal mentor.

We welcome applications for this programme all year round.

Participation in this programme does not guarantee you will become a member of staff at the end.

Please contact for more information.

Tiered price for long-term apprenticeship (click here for more information):
£1850 / £1500 / £1150 for first six-month block (thereafter free).

Tiered Pricing

We want to ensure that our workshops and events are accessible to a diverse range of people and recognise that one person’s financial situation will differ from another. So that money is not a barrier to participating in our workshops and events, we offer a tiered pricing structure and ask that you select the price appropriate for your personal circumstances. Please take a moment to read about our tiered pricing here.

Sliding scale price for short-term apprenticeship: £360 - £60 per month.