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An Apprenticeship is a great way to start a career in care, whatever your age. 

It is a genuine, paid job accompanied by a skills development and assessment programme. Apprentices earn while they learn, gaining valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role, supported by their manager and an Apprenticeship training provider.

An Apprenticeship involves a mixture of learning in the workplace, training off-the-job and practicing new skills in a real work environment. Apprenticeships can also be used to upskill existing members of staff onto higher qualifications.

Find out more about apprenticeships in Oxfordshire from people who have been through the process

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Read Emily’s Story

“I always knew that I wanted to work in Social care because I enjoy talking to elderly people and want to make them feel safe and well looked after.”

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Read Jane’s Story

“I lived with my grandparents growing up and really wanted to look after the elderly. My grandparents played a huge role in my upbringing and I wanted to somehow pay that back to them”



Get in touch

If you would like to find out more, or would like to speak to someone about starting an apprenticeship them please get in touch with Evie today. [email protected] 


How does an apprenticeship work?


During an Apprenticeship you will learn skills and gain the knowledge required to carry out your role


You will spend 80% of your time working with your employer and 20% of your time in off the job training which could be going to a local college, or a trainer coming to your workplace.


This usually works out at 4 days a week with your employer, and 1 day a week in off the job training. 


To complete your Apprenticeship you will have to demonstrate that you can perform the required skills and tasks, through an assessment at the end of your training.

Find out more

There are lots of different apprenticeships available in care. 

It is possible to start at a higher level, depending on your previous qualifications. Take a look at the different levels below.

Level 2
  • Adult Care Worker
  • Hospitality and Catering
Level 3
  • Lead Adult Care Worker
  • Community Health and Wellbeing Worker
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resources
    Level 4
    • Lead Practitioner in Care
    Level 5
    • Leader in Adult Care
    • Nursing Associate
    • Human Resources
      Level 6
      •  Social Worker
      • Occupational Therapy
      Level 7
      • Art Therapist

      I like to think that I am making a difference to people’s lives by looking after them and caring for them.