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. Apply on North East Jobs

  3. Come to a screening day

  4. Your apprenticeship starts

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




If you want some help with your application, or just want to ask us some questions, come along to our events!

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Concordia Leisure Centre

Forum Way, Cramlington NE23 6YB

Tuesday 27 August

1 to 4 p.m.

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Ashington Leisure Centre

Lintonville Tr, Ashington NE63 9JY

Wednesday 28 August

1 to 4 p.m.

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Willowburn leisure centre

Willowburn Ave, Alnwick NE66 2JH

Thursday 29 August

1 to 4 p.m.

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Waterworld leisure centre

Front St, Prudhoe NE42 5DQ

Friday 30 August

1 to 4 p.m.



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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