Would you like to do a job that gives you a level of satisfaction, and that would allow you to help improve others’ lives? Or do you feel that you have the right values to be working in social care, but feel that you don’t have the right experience or qualifications to show to an employer right now?

Then an Apprenticeship in the social care sector may for you.

 

Why an apprenticeships in care is a great route into a caring profession

The benefits are huge and apprentices don’t even need previous experience. You can formalise your knowledge and gain new skills, whilst training and earning a salary.

As an apprentice, you’ll earn while you learn, gain nationally recognised qualifications and develop the skills and knowledge to become a confident and skilled care worker.

 

Daisy, apprentice at Countywide Caring

Daisy was inspired to start a career in social care after looking after her grandmother with dementia. This experience made her realise she wanted to help people and when she started her social care Apprenticeship, Daisy knew it was where she wanted to be. Daisy chose an Apprenticeship because it would provide her with a wider knowledge and experience than doing a Diploma in Health and Social Care.  Thanks to the Apprenticeship, Daisy says her confidence has grown.

“I love my job and I know that I can help other people because I’m confident enough."

As well as many other apprentices, Daisy firmly believes that it will help her develop her career in the social care sector: ‘I will be sat in my boss’s seat. That is it. I have got the motivation now to do it and most importantly I want to do it.’

 

Jade, apprentice at Sorelle Support

Jade chose a career in social care because she wanted to help people. From helping her disabled cousin as a child, she wanted to put what she’d learnt from caring for her to other people.

 "I could see that the Apprenticeship scheme was my employer investing in me as an employee – giving me the chance to grow, learn more and career prospects really."

Whilst working towards her qualifications, Jade has been able to raise a family all at the same time so it’s worked really well within her life.

"I have gone from just being a carer to a confident person with knowledge in my field with being on the Apprenticeship scheme." From her experience Jade thinks the Apprenticeship is a good thing for people who have been to school, got their qualifications but not too sure of what to do. "It can be great for when you’re older and been out of school for a while. With Job based learning you can be in the sector you want to be in and learn whilst you’re earning."