Coverage Care on the lookout for new apprentices

Coverage Care Services is on the lookout for its next generation of young carers.

We are a not-for-profit organisation operating 12 care homes across Shropshire and we’re currently looking to recruit six new apprentices to join our team of professionals.

Those successfully completing the 12-month long apprenticeship will be guaranteed a job and further career development and will also be rewarded with higher-than-average wages whilst they train.

Sam Woosnam, head of human resources at Coverage Care, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to kickstart our apprenticeship programme again following a two-year break because of Covid.

“Working as an apprentice is a fantastic opportunity for any young person leaving school or college and looking for a career in care as it combines crucial hands-on experience and qualifications.”

Those joining our apprenticeship programme will work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Care and will spend their time gaining practical insights within our care homes alongside virtual learning.

Apprentices will be paid £7 an hour to train which is significantly higher than the £4.30 an hour national apprenticeship wage and they will also be allocated a buddy from within the organisation to support with personal development.

Sam added: “We’ve operated a very successful apprenticeship programme for many years and we’re very proud that many of the people who first joined us as an apprentice are still working for us today as either qualified carers or in senior management roles.

“It demonstrates our commitment to career development and ongoing training, and we are very excited about welcoming the next generation of apprentices to Coverage Care.”

For more information about the latest apprenticeship opportunities with Coverage Care Services visit https://www.carehomejob.co.uk/latest-vacancies/jobs/all/0-apprentice-care-assistant or contact us on 01743 283200 or email [email protected]

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