During National Apprenticeship Week in February 2023, we hosted 11 events for all staff interested in hiring an apprentice and anybody in South West London interested in starting a new career in a health and care role.
These events covered everything from who is able to do an apprenticeship, to what levels and kinds of apprenticeships are available. The events highlighted that apprenticeships are a good route to development and learning within an established career, and are not limited to people seeking to start a new career path.
We are encouraging all health and care staff to consider how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and employers to develop a workforce with future ready skills.
Start-Here connects people considering courses in English and maths with accredited colleges that specialise in supporting learners from the health and care sectors. You need English and maths qualifications to begin many vocational courses, so getting the certificates may be your first step towards a better job and future career progression.
All courses are free, and can help you to:
- improve your English and/or maths skills
- get the certificates you missed out on earlier in life
- feel more confident in social situations
- help your children more effectively with their schoolwork
- pass basic qualifications as the route to further study
Start-Here also helps to set people up with apprenticeships in the NHS and other health and care organisations in South West London.