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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a hugely rewarding alternative to further education.  At Pioneer Childcare, we offer our apprentices the very best conditions which allow them to learn, grow and develop.

How do the finances work?

It doesn’t cost you anything to be an apprentice.  Here at Pioneer, we believe in supporting our Apprentices both through high quality support and good rates of pay.  That’s why our apprentice salary is £10,400 per year – which is £2,288 a year (or £191 a month) higher than a normal Apprentice salary.  It is important to us that you earn a salary that you are proud of and that you see a career future that you can aspire to.

What does it look like day-to-day?

You will work with a small team, learning how to work with children and how to deliver sessions that are safe, planned and fun. You will engage with the children in our care and make a real difference to their lives.  Acting as a vital link between the schools and our parents, you will help to provide an environment that nurtures, educates and enriches the children attending.

What can an apprenticeship at Pioneer Childcare offer you?

  • The opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’
  • Extensive internal support, including a dedicated Apprentice Mentor
  • Competitive pay, well above the national average
  • The chance to learn so much more about working life than “just” childcare or sports leadership
  • Protected office time – for learning, coursework and planning (20% of your week)

What support will I receive?

As part of a team at one of our settings, you will be supported by your manager who will be on hand to give you weekly support and guidance.  We also employ a dedicated Apprentice Mentor; who meets with all our apprentices and offers support with your college work, your professional standards and adjusting to a professional work place.

Your college time is protected, and you are able to utilise the office for meeting your tutor, completing your assignments and for quiet time to work.  There will always be staff around to help you with any queries you may have.

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Interested in starting an Apprenticeship? Call us on 01444 411388