Employing an Apprentice

You can employ a personal assistant through an Apprenticeship scheme. An Apprenticeship is a combination of on and off the job training and learning and is for people of all ages.

As an employee, your apprentice would work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills, getting paid whilst working towards a number of qualifications and gaining experience. Funding is available to support the training. More information is available in the guide for individual employers*.

To give you a better idea of how it works, below is a case study about training a PA through the Apprenticeship scheme:

*Paper copies are available on request by emailing marketing@skillsforcare.org.uk or calling 0113 245 1716.

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