Health and Social Care Apprenticeships
Sharon Allen, CEO at Skills for Care:
“The care sector is growing at a rapid rate and we are in constant need of new people with the right skills to join the workforce. An Apprenticeship provides an opportunity for young people and adult learners to gain the interpersonal skills vital to a career in the care sector through workplace experience.”
Thinking of becoming an apprentice?
Health and social care apprenticeships offer a combination of on and off the job training and learning and they are not just for young people!
As employees, apprentices work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills, getting paid whilst working towards a number of qualifications and gaining experience.
Training providers on our website that offer health and social care apprenticeships:
|Provider name||Location||Website||Telephone||Contact Person|
|Pursuit Training||North Somerset||Visit Website||01934 644 996||Tracie Leahy|
|Varsity Training||North Somerset||Visit Website||01934 808591||Del Wraight|
|Weston College||North Somerset||Visit Website||01934 411594||Sue Packham|
88% of employers who employ apprentices believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce (source: National Apprenticeship Service). Employers can create and manage tailored their health and social care apprenticeship programmes to meet the needs of their business.
Apprenticeships can be employed full-time or part-times as long as they are contracted to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
The Skills Funding Agency has confirmed zero hour contracts will be accepted for Apprenticeships.
Links and resources:
- National Apprenticeship Service
- Skills for Care – Information for employers in social care
- Skills Funding Agency
- GOV.UK – Apprenticeships
- Think Care Careers
Video and Case Studies
(Above) Higher Apprentices in Healthcare from North Bristol NHS
(Above) Personal Assistant Apprenticeships in Adult Social Care