Brunelcare has a new apprenticeship programme (introduced January 2018) called The Brunelcare Career Pathway providing individuals with a new and excellent opportunity to gain invaluable experience by working in roles right across the charity.
These apprenticeships are available for new starters joining the charity and also for existing employees as part of their continued professional development.
The programme is a partnership between the apprentice, our chosen training provider and Brunelcare. We believe that this helps provide the maximum support required to complete the apprenticeship. Our commitment is to help you thrive during your apprenticeship training and to help you achieve your goal of working in the care profession.
The Brunelcare Career Pathway offers apprenticeships in Care, Housing, HR, Information Systems, Finance, Property, Housekeeping and Marketing & Business Development and provides:
- A work placement to match your interest and geographical location, designed during the recruitment and selection process to ensure it is the right option for you
- A full induction, including a specific apprenticeship induction with our training provider N-Gaged Training and up to three weeks of the Brunelcare Corporate Induction
- An 18-month fixed-term contract
- Competitive rates of pay, above the statutory national minimum
- Undertaking a relevant qualification to your role – Levels 2 through to Level 5 available
- Continued support from our training provider, Brunelcare mentors and the HR team
- Supported study time.
What does the new programme actually involve?
The programme will allow all candidates the chance to work in many areas of the charity.
Example: The Brunelcare Career Pathway for a Care Apprentice, based at one of the Care Homes
- One month apprenticeship specific induction (three weeks Brunelcare and one week with the training provider)
- Dedicated training and development in your first three months (this will include any ‘off the job training’ along with any additional support for literacy/numeracy)
- Includes two weeks in other Care teams - Community, Extra Care Housing, Day Centres and Reablement
Additional training to include:
- Taster days (one or two days in each) in back office support areas
- Team building review days
- Training provider contact time
During the programme, we will encourage apprentices to take part in future assessment and recruitment events, and any in-house mandatory training within the first 3-4 months, as this also counts as some of the 20% ‘off the job’ training which is a requirement of the qualification.