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Our apprenticeships

How our learning programmes can kick-start your career


Is a Care UK apprenticeship right for you?

Apprenticeships suit a range of people and roles

From supporting new recruits fresh out of formal education into employment, through to up-skilling existing staff and supporting senior management

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. 

Tailored training that's right for your skill level

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. 

New to care? No problem

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. 

Build on your experience

Apprenticeships can also help Care UK’s experienced colleagues to formalise their knowledge and progress their career with us.

Leading learning opportunities 

As well as providing career development to more than 4,000 learners through apprenticeships, Care UK has also created tailored programmes to give colleagues hands-on learning experience. 

Who it’s for: The academy was created to support our nurses, team leaders and overseas pre-registered nurses with ongoing practice development. 

What you’ll do: The Seacole Academy is divided into three stages, through each of which colleagues will complete a set of training programmes or workshops: 

  • Nurturing phase: New to nursing 
    Pre-registration overseas colleagues will receive support and guidance through an induction programme. 

  • Intermediate phase: Supported development  
    Clinical colleagues, including newly qualified, return to practice and overseas nurses, will focus on developing their skills with development workshops. 

  • Advanced phase: Developing others 
    Nurses can concentrate on their own specialist clinical development, as well as supporting and mentoring other colleagues through preceptorship and competency assessments. 

Who it’s for: Kitchen Assistants or trainee chefs who are keen to progress and develop their skills.  

What you’ll do: Perfect your food preparation skills and cookery methods among the hospitality team in a supportive and encouraging environment. The Production Chef Level 2 apprenticeship provides training and development to support you in becoming the future kitchen chefs and leaders within our business. 

Interested? Get in touch with our recruitment team to find out more!

Learn new skills with a Care UK apprenticeship

Meet a few of our apprentices

We support all our colleagues looking to further progress their careers through our learning and development opportunities.

Amy's award-winning success

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's new qualification

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.”

Sophie's care journey

Sophie began her career in care at 17 as a Care Assistant and has successfully worked her way up to Senior Care Assistant with her eagerness to learn.

"Care UK has been so generous with enrolling me onto the course, it has taken my career to the next level," said Sophie. She plans to complete her Level 4 next and work towards a managerial position at Care UK.

Lucy's chef development

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."

The 5 Ws of Apprenticeships...

The 5 Ws of Apprenticeships...

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:

  • Earn while you learn and at your own pace.
  • Improve skills and knowledge.
  • Enhance you career opportunities.

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.

Fill in the form above to register your interest, or speak to our team via recapplications@careuk.com.