An apprenticeship is a real job with training which would allow you to earn while you learn, and to gain a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships in social care are all about helping people and cover a wide range of services often delivered in peoples home or in care settings in our communities. If you have a caring personality and aspire to have a rewarding career then the apprenticeship route could be for you.
The minimum wage for apprentices is currently £3.70 per hour but many employers pay more than this. The average gross weekly wage for an apprentice is £200 (Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2011). Although this can be more for higher level apprenticeships.
You can apply to become an apprentice if you are: