Unleash your potential with our Apprenticeship Schemes!

Invest in your future with one of many opportunities at Somerset Care.

Apprenticeship Career Pathway

Here’s how gaining qualifications could benefit you within your career progression at Somerset Care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can do an apprenticeship?

    You can apply for an apprenticeship role with Somerset Care if you’re;

    • aged 16 or older
    • not in full-time education or on any other type of funded training
    • you are a UK citizen or have lived in the UK for at least three years
  • How old do I have to be to do an apprenticeship in care?

    There is a common misconception that you must be between the ages of 16-25 to do an apprenticeship, but apprenticeships are not age restricted as long as you are 16 years of age or older.

  • What is an apprenticeship?

    An apprenticeship is where you're employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification. By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll hopefully have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in your chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level. What you'll learn depends on the role that you're training for. However, apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means you'll gain a nationally-recognised qualification at the end of your apprenticeship.

  • How much will I earn?

    The current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage is £5.28 but Somerset Care pays above this.

  • How long does an apprenticeship last?

    There are a few factors that influence how long an apprenticeship will last. Approximately 12-18 months.

  • When can I start an apprenticeship?

    An apprenticeship can be started at any time (it doesn’t have to be in September like some people think).

  • How is training delivered?

    You will be allocated your own Apprenticeship Tutor who will take you through the delivery of your qualification. Your Manager and Mentor will support you with your training and development.

  • What types of apprenticeships are available?

    Here at Somerset Care, we offer apprenticeships across the business, in all areas. Some examples include; care, business administration, hospitality, customer service and HR.

  • What do I do when I have finished my apprenticeship?

    If you are hired as an apprentice, at the end of your qualification you can apply for a permanent position.

  • How am I graded/do I have to take an exam?

    At the end of your learning period you enter an ‘end point assessment’ stage where you will be independently assessed. You can achieve an overall grading of pass/merit/distinction.

“My Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is going really well and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. At the end of my apprenticeship I will achieve a qualification that allows me to further my career.

I discovered my apprenticeship scheme through my work placement and would recommend it to others if they prefer working one-to-one with someone online rather than in a group. As it is all online, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped me from continuing with my learning.”

Sydney Farthing

Care Assistant Apprentice

Somerset care, much more than a job

Contact us for more information on our apprenticeships available.

For any further enquiries regarding our Apprenticeship Schemes, call us on 07525 812085, where a member of our team will be able be happy to answer all of your questions.

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