Young people wanting to work as carers can get involved in a partnership with Staffordshire County Council.
PM Training is offering 15 people the chance to work alongside experienced council staff, learning the skills and knowledge they will need to be a confident, professional care worker.
Adult social care is a growing sector which offers a range of jobs, and many different career paths. The course is ideal for anyone aged between 16 and 24, looking for a job with an enormous sense of personal achievement.
Course tutor, Lisa Landon, said: “This is a great way to gain the qualifications, skills and experience needed to become a care worker. “If you have a desire and commitment to help people, then social care is the place for you.
“The difference it makes in people’s lives is brilliant.”
The ‘CareWorks’ pilot starts in September 2017 and learners will complete a Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, as well as short courses in topics such as first aid, fire safety, food hygiene and infection control. After that, there will be four or five months of work experience with a network of care providers, working three or four days a week.
Regular reviews will take place along the programme to help build your confidence, and once this is complete you will become a Health and Social Care apprentice, working for a local employer. Bursaries and support with travel costs are available during the traineeship.