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Apprentices are paid, like other employees. The salary will depend on things such as age, experience, skills and ability.

Youth Worker Apprentice, Gareth John in single shot with graffiti backdrop.

Why are apprenticeships important?

The apprenticeship qualifications are a mix of on the job learning and experience, and communication and numeracy skills.

An apprenticeship takes between 18 months to two years to complete.

Apprenticeships are suitable for all ages. If you are aged 16 or over and want to work in social care or early years and childcare, an apprenticeship could be a good place to start.

  • Apprenticeships create opportunities for people to gain experience in a role. The employer will support an apprentice to gain the skills needed to do the job. They will also give training along with a learning provider.
  • It is a great way to help gain the qualifications needed for the job.
  • Apprenticeships are a great start in building a career in care.

Stories from apprentices

The benefits of becoming an apprentice includes:

  • becoming employed from day one with pay and paid holidays
  • gaining a national qualification which is fully funded and can lead to career progression
  • support and guidance to develop your knowledge and skills whilst working
  • opportunity to get into the routine of work
  • learning to take responsibility and understanding the working environment.

You can also find current apprenticeship vacancies with:

Recruiting apprentices into the care sector

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