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Why not think about an apprenticeship?  If you’ve not worked in adult social care before, an apprenticeship could be the perfect introduction into the sector for you.  Apprenticeships are a great hands-on way to learn while you earn a wage. And if you’re already working in the sector, apprenticeships could also be a great way to progress your career. The level of apprenticeship suitable for you will depend on your skills and experience.


The benefits of an apprenticeship

Doing an apprenticeship can help you to:

  • gain valuable work experience

Apprenticeships offer learning in a supported way, working alongside experienced staff, helping you to develop skills specific to the role. 80% of the apprenticeship consists of ‘on-the-job’ training, with the remaining time spent further developing the knowledge required to be confident and excel in the role.

  • earn while you learn

You’ll benefit from a regular wage and you won’t have to pay any expensive tuition fees.

  • achieve a recognised qualification

As well as gaining valuable practical experience, you’ll receive a recognised qualification upon completion of the apprenticeship.  The Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship (level 2) is recognised in the adult social care and health care sector, opening up the opportunities for future career progression.

  • look to the future

An apprenticeship in adult social care can help you develop a rewarding and long-term career in the sector. In a sector that’s growing, there’s plenty of opportunity for career progression. Lots of apprentices are offered permanent positions by their employer and many go on to take up management and leadership roles.