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Health & Social Care

Are you a caring, thoughtful person who loves to help others? An apprenticeship in health and social care may be just what you're looking for.

Thousands of people in the UK need care. Many people can't manage by themselves due to old age, disabilities or many other factors and they rely on the care given by health & social care professionals to enjoy a better quality of life.

As a health and social care apprentice, you'll gain real, authentic experience of working in the health and social care industry. You'll be taken on by an actual employer in this sector, where you'll learn new skills alongside industry professionals and also at college, where you may be required to complete additional work.

Apprentices are eligible for earning an apprenticeship wage, which is a minimum value employers must pay apprentices, set out by the government. Apprenticeships may also lead to a full-time job after completion, or you can move on to further training such as a higher level course, a university degree or even higher apprenticeships.

What Type of Jobs Could I Find Myself Doing as a Health & Social Care Apprentice?

The role you may end up doing as an apprentice will vary depending on the level of apprenticeship you take, as well as the role the employer is offering.

Some examples of the type of work social care apprentices can do include:

At Level 2/3

  • Health Care Assistant
  • Domiciliary Care Worker
  • Activities Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Senior Care Worker
  • Community Support/Outreach Worker
  • Inclusion Officer

At Level 4+

  • Nursing (Child and Adult)
  • Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Specialist Community Nursing

The roles available to you will vary depending on your previous experience, your qualifications and the type of work the employer is offering to you.

Many apprentices use the qualification and skills they've gained during their health and social care apprenticeship to move on to further education. For example, you could work as a health care assistant apprentice, earn your level 2 qualification and move on to a level 3 role as a support worker. You could then stay in your career (if the employer offers you a full time position) or you could move on to do a degree at university specialising in something such as nursing.

There are so many opportunities in this sector - that's why you should strongly consider a career as an apprentice in health and social care.

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

Peer Apprentice Liaison and Diversion

HUMANKIND CHARITY
Middlesbrough Police Station, Zetland Road, Middlesbrough TS1 1EG
Posted
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Liaison and Diversion Team as a Peer Apprentice, based at Middlesbrough. The successful candidate will help improve the lives of people with vulnerabilities as they go through the custody and court process. You will work as part of a team to provide support/guidance to engage with relevant services.
Course Route
Care services
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
30.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Early Years Apprentice

Pelton Community Primary School
Pelton Community Primary School, Ouston Lane, Chester Le Street DH2 1EZ
Posted
To provide a high standard of care for children attending Pelton Federation EYFS. The successful applicant should be a positive role model and an enthusiastic individual who holds a similar passion for inspiring early years learning. We are looking for a good communicator and someone who has a true desire in wanting to work with children.
Course Route
Education and childcare
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
35.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Manufacturing Apprentice

TWR TRADE FRAMES LIMITED
3-4 WHITEHOUSE WAY, SOUTH WEST INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PETERLEE SR8 2RA
Posted
TWR Tradeframes Ltd is a family owned business and one of the UK’s leading aluminium trade fabricators manufacturing and assembling aluminium bi-folding doors. They are looking for 2 apprentices to join their team, who will work alongside the Production Manager to gain experience and knowledge of fabrication and manufacturing techniques.
Course Route
Engineering and manufacturing
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
40.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE