Apprenticeships at Barchester

If you’d like to learn, earn a salary and gain practical experience, then an apprenticeship could be the ideal path for you. We offer a number of apprenticeships, all of them are designed to equip you with the skills you need to take on responsibilities that will make a real difference to the lives of our

Why do an Apprenticeship?

There are many advantages of being an Apprentice at Barchester. The main advantage is it’s a chance to benefit from further education without incurring the costs. Our apprenticeships are completely free; all we ask is that you complete the programme.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you’ll have access to guidance and support, including a helpline for out-of-hours support. Best of all, your employment doesn’t end when your apprenticeship finishes. You’ll continue to develop in your role after you complete your apprenticeship and will have access to plenty of new learning opportunities – we want to give you the training you need to build a lasting career with us.

It’s because we’re so proud of our apprenticeships that, if they have the right experience, we offer them to our existing employees too.

There’s no limit to how far you can go in your career with Barchester:

Care Assistant Apprenticeship

Training and development is a cornerstone of our success and we take pride in giving our Care Assistant Apprentices everything they need to deliver quality, person-centred care. If you have an interest in this field, we’ll give you the training you need to thrive on the apprenticeship – and beyond.

Senior Care Assistant Apprenticeship

Our Senior Care Assistant Apprentices use their care experience to deliver quality care whilst building new skills. As well as undertaking training, you’ll support our residents by spending quality time with them and respecting their choice and dignity. There’ll be plenty of opportunities for you to grow after the apprenticeship ends.

We’ve got the best benefits

We’ve got one of the best benefits and rewards packages in the sector, please visit our Benefits at Barchester page for further information.

Free learning and development

Automatic enrolment into our profit share scheme

Access to the Tax-Free Childcare scheme

A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts

Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme

See for yourself

Become part of the Barchester Family and ensure people get the quality of care they deserve.

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Keri, Apprentice

“I am so happy that I applied for my apprenticeship within a Barchester care home. I had initially thought I would like to become a paramedic but because of my experience here I have decided I want to train to become a nurse. Gaining hands on experience by doing an apprenticeship with Barchester has given me the opportunity to learn what nurses do day-to-day and I’m excited about my career development possibilities. It has also helped me build up my confidence and I hadn’t realised just how much fun working in a care home could be. The residents are fantastic and I work in a very supportive environment.”

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Rebecca, winner of Apprentice/Learner of the Year’ at the Barchester Care Awards 2017

“I was shocked and surprised when I found out that I was named top Apprentice Learner in the region as I was unaware I had even been nominated! I am overwhelmed that I made the National Finals, Barchester is a company that has helped me gain invaluable experience and confidence that I can use to further my career.”