Care sector apprenticeships combine home and hospital visits with clinics and other vital assistance for people who need extra help.
These include regular work with disabled people and older people who need support in their own home or in the community — also known as social care.
This can be anything from working with young people in after school clubs, to helping adults with mental health issues, or getting elderly patients to their appointments.
- Adult care worker
- Social worker
James Paget Hospital
I saw the apprenticeship advertised on the NHS website and it all started from there. I always knew I wanted to help people, and after seeing the apprenticeship within occupational and physiotherapy, I decided to try it out. Even if it wasn't for me, I'd still gain valuable experience and a qualification.
A rewarding career
I wanted hands-on experience and hoped that an apprenticeship would help me decide on a future career path. Luckily for me, this was the case – I'm now a senior physiotherapist! I'm currently working within paediatrics. You get to know the children and the families and it's very rewarding.
My apprenticeship led to a job as a band 2 therapy assistant. From there, I've been able to complete an access course and even achieve a first-class honours degree in physiotherapy. My experience working in the NHS as an apprentice helped immensely.