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Apprentices get a great start
in a worthwhile career

If you’re a compassionate, positive person, we’ll help you build a rewarding career in the care sector. You could be a school-leaver looking to start a career. You might be studying Health and Social Care at college or uni. Or perhaps you’ve looking to change your career, or return to work, and want a fresh challenge.

As long as you’re committed and caring, we’ll support you through our approved apprenticeship scheme. Our apprenticeships cover the range of roles from Health and Social Care (Level 2 to 5)*, Health (Level 2 to 5), Maintenance, Customer Service, Hospitality (professional cookery and housekeeping), Business. As a Care UK apprentice, you’ll earn as you learn and we’ll help you gain recognised qualifications. Care UK are one of the only social care employers to pay apprentices and under 25’s the National Living Wage (NLW).

* Scotland the equivalent qualification would be the SVQ 2, 3 and 4 Social Services and Healthcare

Care UK apprenticeships at a glance

  • Earn as you learn
  • One of the only social care employers paying NLW to apprentices
  • Enjoy the support of a Care UK mentor
  • Get high quality training to build a career
  • Gain Diplomas in your chosen area
  • Be part of our close-knit care home team

Is Care UK right for me?

What's it like to work as a carer?

Working as a carer is very rewarding. You really do make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable people. It can be challenging at times, but if you’re naturally caring and hard working, you should do very well. And day to day, there’s lots of variety. To get a picture of what it’s like, why not read our carer stories in Fulfilling Lives.

What's it like working with older people?

In a nutshell, very fulfilling. You will get the opportunity to get to know our residents, all of whom have led interesting, varied lives. You join in fun activities with them – and have a laugh. There’s a lot more to it than just feeding and bathing residents – you soon learn to see the person inside.

What sort of training will I get?

As an apprentice, you’ll receive approved training in Health and Social Care. We’ve recently set up our own Learning Academy, where our internal team will deliver high quality innovative training. This includes face-to-face, on-the-job and e-learning modules. They will provide coaching, support and ongoing assessment of your skills throughout the programme. As an apprentice, you’ll also be supported by an experienced mentor.

Where will my career go?

It’s really up to you how far and where you go. With Care UK, there’s a lot of flexibility and opportunity. And if you show commitment, we’ll help you reach your potential. Take a look at possible career paths for care apprentices.

Who is Care UK?

We’re one of the UK’s leading care home providers and have been around for over 30 years. We’ve currently have got over 100 homes around the country and have ambitious plans to open around 26 more in the next few years. It means lots of exciting career options for apprentices like you.

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