Apprenticeships in social care in the spotlight

Cllr Bill BentleyYOUNG people who are interested in a career in social care are invited to an event showcasing apprenticeship opportunities.

East Sussex County Council is holding an apprenticeship information event at Eastbourne Town Hall on Thursday, June 26 2014 from 10am to noon.

The session is aimed at school or college leavers, who will have the chance to find out about careers available in the sector and to meet professionals and the council’s current apprentices.

Cllr Bill Bentley, county council lead member for adult social care (pictured), said: “Apprenticeships are an ideal way for school or college leavers to earn a real wage and attain a real qualification while gaining workplace skills and experiences.

“Social care includes a wide variety of challenging but rewarding roles and this event will give young people a chance to get a feel for the types of jobs on offer and to see if it’s the career for them.”

As well as getting on-the-job experience and knowledge, apprenticeships offer an opportunity to gain a relevant and recognised qualification.

Apprentice roles on offer include care assistants, home care support workers and roles in residential homes and day care services.

Places for the event can be booked by calling Jenny Millott on 07769 239122 or emailing