Four former and current apprentices working in different roles across the care sector recount their experiences and talk about how an Apprenticeship has benefited them.

The four stars, who work for social care provider Barchester Healthcare, childcare provider Fennies Under 5s, residential care provider Hendra Healthcare and in the physiotherapy department at James Paget University Hospitals, also talk about the breadth of skills they developed during their Apprenticeship and the importance of the sector to the economy.

Sharon Allen, CEO at Skills for Care, said:
“The care sector is growing at a rapid rate and we are in constant need of new people with the right skills to join the workforce. An Apprenticeship provides an opportunity for young people and adult learners to gain the interpersonal skills vital to a career in the care sector through workplace experience.

“Apprentices earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future and there are now a wide range of Apprenticeships available across the sector, including the new Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management.”