Become an Apprentice

Get a job that’s going somewhere with an apprenticeship that gives you real world experience, a salary and qualifications.

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What is it?

An apprenticeship is an opportunity for people from all sorts of backgrounds to develop real world skills and begin a new career. Often you don’t need many qualifications to get started, so it’s a great way to get your foot in the door.

Who's it for?

Whether you’re leaving school and are unsure what to do, or you’re doing a job that you don’t feel is right, you should consider an apprenticeship. An alternative to university, you build practical skills and back them up with real world knowledge… and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Learn stuff that's actually useful

An apprenticeship is all about learning practical skills and giving you the chance to put them to use

Learn the skills you need

An apprenticeship mixes up work with some studying. The time you spend in the classroom will be dedicated to stuff that’s useful to what you actually do. You’ll also get a vocational qualification at the end too.

Learn from people who know what they’re doing

Your day job will have you working side by side with experienced professionals. People who know the tricks of your trade, so you pick up tips along the way.

Learn to put your skills to use

The stuff you learn won’t be gathering dust in old exercise books. You’ll be putting your new skills to work on a daily basis, improving all the time.

Get your foot in the door

As an apprentice, you are taking the first step on the path to a real career. In fact, more than half of apprentices move on to a management position in the same company.

Earn while you learn

There is loads of government fundint for apprenticeships and you also get paid as an employee

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The amount you earn will depend on a number of things such as your age and who you work for. It’s not always a lot, but it beats having to pay to study.

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On average, apprentices earn more when they start a full time career since they already know what they’re doing and have real world experience.

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You’re a proper employee, so you get proper benefits like paid holiday. You will receive a regular salary, according to the minimum wage brackets for apprentices.

A trusted advisor, a trained provider

Our team at LifeCare are here to help you get the most out of your apprenticeship by supporting you every step of the way and we’re accredited by Matrix to do just this.

Why work with us?

We’re not your school teacher. We’re not your boss.
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We know the difference an apprenticeship can make and we also know it can be hard work at times. Our role is to help you and your employer get the most out of the partnership.

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We keep in close contact with you and your employer to make sure you keep on track and pick up any challenges early on. This means we can work with you to find a way to deal with them.

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We take the time to get to know you, so we can be sure to find a role that’s the right fit.

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Have a look at our testimonials to see how well our apprentices get on in their new roles.

Apprenticeships we offer

Business & Administration

What

In this role, you’ll learn how to get things done and make a difference in the running of a real business; from writing up meetings, to creating official documents and managing the day to day running of a company.

Where

A business apprenticeship will most likely take place in an office environment, but this could be working for any kind of company.

Who

If you get a buzz from working in a team and making sure everything runs smoothly, this is your chance to get your foot in the door and take the first step on the path to a real career.

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Customer Service

What

You’ll be making sure that people have a great experience, helping them find what they need and making sure that everything looks smart.

Where

This could be any kind of retail role, in a shop or even a delivery driver, basically anything that involves working directly with customers.

Who

Fancy a chat? If you’re happy talking to new people and want to make sure they leave with a smile on their face, then we want to hear from you.

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Health & Social Care

What

You could be helping people of all ages who may have different kinds of mental or physical limitations. From helping individuals get out and about, to providing support doing everyday things, you will be helping people get the most out of life.

Where

This could be in a care home, a hospital or somebody’s own home.

Who

Working in care is an amazing opportunity to have a real impact on people’s lives on a daily basis. If helping someone live a fuller life appeals to you this could be the perfect choice.

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Who can apply?

Apprentices come from all sorts of backgrounds and many stages in life. Recent changes to apprenticeships funding mean that learners of all ages can be funded to undertake an apprenticeship at the same level as, or at a lower level than, a qualification they already hold, if the apprenticeship will allow the individual to acquire substantive new skills and if the training is materially different from any prior qualification or a previous apprenticeship they already hold.

Entry requirements are flexible because apprenticeships are not just based on academic achievement. What counts is your enthusiasm. If you want to make a difference and make real progress, you’re the sort of person we’re looking for.

Still not sure an apprenticeship is right for you? In our experience, an apprenticeship can make a big difference for people from all sorts of backgrounds so it’s always worth a shot. Give us a ring for an honest chat about your situation.