How our learning programmes can kick-start your career
There are many perks of being an apprentice: colleagues earn while they learn and are free to move at their own pace. They can improve skills and knowledge in their role and enhance their career opportunities.
We’ve matched all our programmes with our job roles, meaning learners can put their knowledge into practice in their department daily, whether their role is in care, administration, hospitality, catering or maintenance.
Training is always tailored, role-relevant and can support engagement and progression in the home.
For new to care colleagues, apprenticeships are one of the best ways to work alongside experienced staff, learn skills and gain the knowledge to be a confident worker.
Apprenticeships can also help Care UK’s experienced colleagues to formalise their knowledge and progress their career with us.
As well as providing career development through apprenticeships, Care UK has also created development opportunities through:
We support all our colleagues looking to further progress their careers through our learning and development opportunities.
Amy won ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the Care UK Stars Awards 2022.
Amy joined the team at Church View on a placement in 2013 when she was sixteen years old, after deciding to leave school to become a Care Assistant. With an admirable work ethic and commitment to providing the highest quality of care to residents, Amy has recently obtained a Distinction in a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Following this achievement, Amy has been enlisted as a mentor for new team members joining the home via apprenticeships, as they embark on their careers at Church View.
Admired by team members and residents alike for her patience and her hardworking nature, Amy was praised by the judges for her outstanding commitment to the health and happiness of residents, which ultimately set her apart from competitors in the category.
Sallyann recently gained new skills by passing her Level 3 in Care.
“Having gained this qualification, it has allowed me to apply for the Unit Manager role. I would never have achieved a Merit if it weren’t for Care UK’s support. I have never felt more settled and appreciated than I do here.”
Phyllis has worked at Care UK for seven years, and she recently passed her Level 3 in Care as she trains to become a Team Leader. Her manager describes her as a loyal, valued and committed member of the team. Phyllis channels the Care UK values when communicating with residents and colleagues.
Phyllis was nominated for ‘Learner of the year’ by her apprenticeship assessor. "We are all so very proud of Phyllis and her commitment to self-development, and her willingness to share her knowledge with others," said Home Manager Bozena.
“I am enjoying learning new skills and I look forward to learning more as my career continues to develop," Phyllis said.
Lucy began her chef journey in 2018 when she completed her Level 2. Since then, Lucy has completed her Level 3 and is now a Senior Production Chef.
"I have a passion for cooking and learning new skills from others. I love creating my own dishes and putting my own spin on traditional dishes to make them more interesting."
Our apprenticeships suit a range of people and roles and are available to anyone from the age of 16.
Whether you are are fresh out of formal education or perhaps you fancy starting a new career in care. You may even want to top up existing skills or futher your career in care.
There are many perks of being an apprentice:
The training is always tailored, role-relevant and can support engagement and progression in the home.
All our programmes are matched with our job roles, meaning learners can put their knowledge into practice in their department daily.
Programmes will generally take between 12 and 18 months to complete.
You can join the team as a apprentice, or start an apprenticeship as a part of your personal development.
If you are new to care, apprenticeships are one of the best ways to gain the skills and knowledge you need as you work alongside experienced staff.
The Care Certificate, which sets out the fundamental skills to work in the sector, is also completed as part of the qualification.