Here at Somerset Care, investing in the future of care is just as important as the carers of today.
Having apprentices in our business allows us to continue to grow and develop talent into the skilled and qualified workforce of tomorrow.
But working in the care industry isn’t just about becoming a carer, which is why we offer apprenticeships across all areas of our business!
A typical care career pathway can lead people just like you into becoming senior carers for residents, or even managers of our care homes.
No matter who you are, where you come from, and the experience you may have, anyone can be a part of our Apprenticeship Scheme. Whether you’re just leaving school, still at college, recently graduated, or even looking for a change in your career, we’re ready to welcome you into the Somerset Care family. All we need from you is a willingness to learn and determination to succeed!
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Who can do an apprenticeship?
How old do I have to be to do an apprenticeship in care?
You have to be at least 16 to start a care apprenticeship. 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 £4.15 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.
Contact us for more information on our apprenticeships available.
For any further enquiries regarding our Apprenticeship Schemes, call us on 07593 525503, where a member of our team will be able be happy to answer all of your questions.