Thinking of doing an Apprenticeship?

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An Apprenticeship is a combination of on and off the job learning and development. As an apprentice, you'll gain work experience, and achieve nationally recognised qualifications, whilst earning a wage.

If you’re new to adult social care, then an Apprenticeship is one of the best ways to get into the sector. You’ll work alongside experienced staff and learn the skills and knowledge for you to be a skilled and confident worker. 

Apprenticeships can also help those working in adult social care to formalise their knowledge and progress their career. 

Anyone living in England, over 16 years of age and not in full-time education can apply for an Apprenticeship, whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years, or are seeking to start a new career; there is no upper age limit.

Most Apprenticeships last between 12 months and two years and are primarily work-based, allowing you to develop practical skills. 

At the end of your Apprenticeship you'll have gained both experience and qualifications.

Meet the apprentices

 

Live National Apprenticeship Service social care vacancies

Below, you can view all the current social care Apprenticeship vacancies from the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) website. Clicking on a vacancy will take you to the NAS website which will tell you more about the opportunity and how you can apply. For queries about the vacancies, please contact the National Apprenticeship Service on 0800 100 900.

 
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Watch our Apprentices in social care video, showing you the different types of jobs you could do an as apprentice in adult social care.

These people chose an Apprenticeship in social care – hear what they have to say!

Gracie and Gladys, aged 17 and 18, are just starting out on their Apprenticeship in adult social care.

Ellie is an 18 year old apprentice in adult social care.

Christopher Pamment, aged 25, became an Apprentice Project Worker at St Mungo's Broadway after leaving school at the age of 16. 

Hannah Langride, aged 24, became a Community Care Worker with Hertfordshire County Council following her Apprenticeship.

Hannah Young, aged 24, is a part-time Home Trainer/Administrative Assistant.

Hayley Farr, aged 24, is a Referrals Co-ordinator after completing an Apprenticeship in customer service.

Mervyn Knights, aged 29, earned qualifications in his Apprenticeship, which helped him become the Head Chef at Barchester Healthcare.

Tony Anderson, aged 45, is an Apprentice Project Worker for St Mungo's Broadway.

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Skills for Care offer advice and guidance on Apprenticeships in adult social care, but we don’t actually offer Apprenticeships as we are not a social care employer.

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has a national database of Apprenticeship vacancies that you can browse online. Support is available to help you through the process of finding an employer that will offer you the right opportunity within the sector.

Visit http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/Be-An-Apprentice.aspx for more information.

You could also speak to a careers advisor at your local job centre about Apprenticeship opportunities in your area. 

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Anyone living in England, over 16 years of age, and not in full-time education can apply for an Apprenticeship - whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years, or are seeking to start a new career. There is no upper age limit.

 

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The information below will provide more information for people interested in doing an Apprenticeship in adult social care:

A great route into a caring profession…a guide for potential apprentices

Progressing your career in social care with Higher Apprenticeships 

Apprenticeships in social care: This infographic shows the scope of Apprenticeships in social care. 

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Useful resources

A great route into the caring profession: A guide for potential apprentices

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Read our guide for potential apprentices, aimed at those new to social care.

A Skills for Care guide for year 9 pupils considering a career in social care

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Read our guide for year 9 pupils who are considering a career in social care.