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Early Years

Caring for children is a rewarding job that can be lots of fun, and with an apprenticeship in childcare from East Durham College, we can help you get your start in the childcare industry.

If you're thinking of getting into childcare, completing a childcare apprenticeship is a great way to get started. Not only will you gain valuable, real working experience of working in an actual business which offers childcare services, but you'll also work towards a qualification in childcare and get paid at the same time too!

If college isn't for you and you'd like to start earning while you learn, a childcare apprenticeship is definitely something you should consider.

What Will I Be Doing on a Childcare Apprenticeship?

As an apprentice, you'll be working alongside qualified childcare professionals who'll be on hand to teach you everything you need to know as you work towards your childcare qualification.

Childcare professionals do many different activities including supervising and monitoring the safety of children, help children keep good hygiene, develop schedules, routines and fun games for children, reading and playing with children to promote their development and much more. Childcare professionals form an integral part of a child's early life, helping them to develop and grow alongside the child's parents.

Childcare workers will generally watch children younger than school age at nurseries or playgroups, but many also work with school-age children too both before and after school.

The exact work you'll be doing will vary depending on which role you're offered, and the business you work for.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Please check out the live Apprenticeship vacancies below that are currently being advertised with some great organisations we are working with.

If you haven’t used the www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk before you must create an account to apply. Creating an account allows you to:

  • apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • track your apprenticeship applications
  • receive alerts about new apprenticeships

To find out more information, please call the Apprenticeship Team on 0191 518 5508 or email apprenticeships@eastdurham.ac.uk.

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Latest vacancies

Manufacturing Apprentice

BERGER CLOSURES LTD
5 DOXFORD DRIVE, SOUTH WEST INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PETERLEE SR8 2RL
Posted
Berger Closures are looking for an apprentice who is hardworking, committed and motivated. The role will involve working in production on a welding machine, and also cleaning and maintaining the machine. The is the opportunity for progression within the company for the right candidate.
Course Route
Engineering and manufacturing
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
40.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
East Durham College

Administrator Apprentice Quality Assurance Department

PRIMA CHEESE LTD
13 PARTNERSHIP COURT, SEAHAM GRANGE IND EST, SEAHAM, CO DURHAM SR7 0PX
Posted
We have an immediate opening for an exciting position in our Quality Assurance team. Prima Cheese Ltd is based in Seaham, County Durham and we are now looking for a QA Admin Apprentice who will support the QA department in the general administration duties.
Course Route
Business and administration
Start date
Duration
18 Months
Hours per week
37.50
Apprenticeship Level
Advanced
Provider
East Durham College

Receptionist / Administration Apprenticeship

PRIMA CHEESE LTD
13 PARTNERSHIP COURT, SEAHAM GRANGE IND EST, SEAHAM, CO DURHAM SR7 0PX
Posted
We have an immediate opening for an exciting position in our Administration team. Prima Cheese Ltd is based in Seaham, County Durham and we are now looking for an Admin Apprentice who will support the Admin Assistant in the general reception and office duties.
Course Route
Sales, marketing and procurement
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
37.50
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
East Durham College