Brunelcare looking for 18 apprentices

ONE of the South-West’s leading providers of care and support for older people has opened up the application process for the first time to recruit 18 apprentices across care, administration and maintenance roles.

At a time when many students are finishing school but are unsure of what to do next, Brunelcare is offering 18 apprenticeships to anyone who is 16 or over, with vacancies for care assistants and administrative assistants at locations across Somerset and the South-West, including Clevedon, Portishead, Glastonbury and Bristol, plus one plumbing apprenticeship in Bristol.

The care and administration apprenticeships will give students the opportunity to achieve their Level 2 Diploma in either Health and Social Care or Business Administration whilst gaining invaluable experience through working in one of the care provider’s care homes, sheltered housing sites or in the community.

The plumbing apprenticeship will run over a two year period with a relevant qualification gained at the end.

Brunelcare’s chief executive Helen Joy said: “We are delighted to be able to offer so many opportunities to school leavers as with the population ageing and demand for care increasing over the coming years, we see it as an important move to encourage the younger generation into the care profession.

“We help thousands of older people maximise their level of independence and are at the forefront of developing innovative services to meet their needs, so are offering the chance to work in one of the most rewarding professions.

“The apprentices will also gain some invaluable skills during their time with Brunelcare and we hope to be able to offer them employment at the end of the scheme, depending on what vacancies become available.”

In addition to internal training, support and development, Brunelcare will be working closely with a range of training providers, including Bridgwater College and City of Bristol College, to ensure the apprentices receive the best possible support for their qualifications.

If you would like to apply for the opportunity to be a Brunelcare apprentice, e-mail [email protected]