Care - Apprenticeships Sector in the Spotlight

Four former and current apprentices working in different roles across
the care sector recount their experiences and talk about how an
Apprenticeship has benefited them.

The four stars, who work for
social care provider Barchester Healthcare, childcare provider Fennies
Under 5s, residential care provider Hendra Healthcare and in the
physiotherapy department at James Paget University Hospitals, also talk
about the breadth of skills they developed during their Apprenticeship
and the importance of the sector to the economy.

The other stars of the film are:
Katie Gaston (21), has completed Intermediate and Advanced
Apprenticeships in Children's Care, Learning and Development at Fennies
Under 5s in Croydon. Katie is now undertaking a Higher Apprenticeship in
Leadership and Management and is an assistant manager at the company.
Lily Middleton (18), has completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship in
Allied Health Profession Support at the James Paget University Hospital
in Norfolk, and is now working as a therapy assistant at the hospital.
Lily is continuing her learning by undertaking an Advanced
Apprenticeship in Allied Health Profession Support.
• Richard
Richards (32) has completed an Intermediate Health and Social Care
Apprenticeship with Barchester Healthcare and is now a senior carer
working with younger adults with dementia at Barchester's Park View Care
Home in Dagenham.
• Lindsay Giess, (32), has completed an Advanced
Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care at Hendra Healthcare and is now
a senior carer at the residential home.

Sharon Allen, CEO at Skills for Care, said:
care sector is growing at a rapid rate and we are in constant need of
new people with the right skills to join the workforce. An
Apprenticeship provides an opportunity for young people and adult
learners to gain the interpersonal skills vital to a career in the care
sector through workplace experience.

"Apprentices earn while
they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future
and there are now a wide range of Apprenticeships available across the
sector, including the new Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and

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