The new Care for Life Apprenticeship from Northumberland County Council is for anyone over the age of 16 who wants to get into a career in caring. You’ll get hands on experience, a wage, and training while you work. There are opportunities across the whole county. We have 30 places available this year, and 92% of our apprentices go on to full time work or further training.




1. Earn while you learn

2. Work with amazing and diverse people

3. High quality training opportunities across 18 months and 4 placements

4. A Level 2 qualification, as well as the potential to progress on to higher levels of career development

5. Experience different types of the social care environments, as well as classroom based learning


1. You need to be a caring person who can connect with people

2. Enjoy working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

3. Have the ability to work appropriately with sensitive situations

For this apprenticeship you do not need any specific qualifications or previous experience, we are looking for people with the right kind of personality and the drive to do well

  1. Register your interest

  2. Meet the team at one of our events

  3. Apply online at NEJobs

  4. Come to a screening day

  5. Your apprenticeship starts

If you don’t get on this years programme there are loads of other opportunities with Northumberland County Council:


 Adult Social Care Engagement Events


These free events will tell you about all the amazing opportunities in care offered by Northumberland County Council, especially our new Adult Social Care Apprenticeship.

Drop in any time during the day to speak to staff, but there will be talks from people in the profession at 11:00 and at 2:00 so attend those if you want to know more. We’ll have a selection of care workers, managers, and senior staff to help you understand the application process and what the work actually involves. Don’t miss the opportunity to ask questions, and to find out if care is for you.


Tuesday 23rd July

Alnwick Learning Centre, Alnwick


Wednesday 24th July

Queen’s Hall, Hexham


Thursday 25th July

Concordia Leisure Centre, Cramlington


Our team will be on site to chat between 10:00am to 12:00, and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Talks at 11:00 and 2:00



Care Supervisor, Hepscott Park

Caring is in my family, my mum is an assistant manager in a service like this, so I’ve always had an interest…



Tynedale Horticultural Service, Minsteracres Care/support worker

I got into caring quite recently. I was a chef, I ran a catering company, then I started studying for a psychology course with the Open University.…



Mowbray Day Centre

I joined Bedlington day centre to help set up a garden, and before I knew it I was in the kitchen…



Care worker Tynedale House

I’ve worked here for four and a half years now. I did telesales before that, and then bar work. I don’t know why I decided to start care work really…



Service Manager Tynedale Centre (CORE Furniture)

I’ve always been in care but I used to travel a lot more. I’d just leave my job and go where I wanted to go. Then I got into Newcastle Social Services in the relief bank…


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Looking for other apprenticeship opportunities?

We offer opportunities from construction to childcare.
Check out gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship