With the growing number of people needing care or support to ensure their well-being, either in their own homes or a community setting. Health and Social Care is one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors with many rewarding career opportunities. Skills Group will help you realise your career aspirations in Health and Social Care, whether you are interested in care, support, team leading or management.
Our Health & Social Care apprenticeships and full-time programmes have been developed by our industry experts with you in mind to enhance your learning and expand your understanding of the care sector. We work closely with our employers to ensure that you are placed in the role that is right for you, to maximise your potential and help you develop your practical skills.
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!