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Health and Social Care Apprenticeships in Somerset

As a Health and Social Care apprentice you will advocate, enable and support people to make positive changes to their lives. No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

No one can help everyone but everyone can help someone, that should always be your main focus. You should be compassionate in everything you do.

Being a health and social worker is a highly rewarding career, presenting one of the truest opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s all about helping people. Apprenticeships in healthcare are about helping people who are having problems with their health, it could be age, physical difficulties or mental difficulties. Careers in social care are concerned with helping vulnerable people in the community and providing them with support so that they can benefit from a much more improved way of life.

What will my responsibilities include?

Your job roles will include:

1. Helping with personal care

2. Getting to know who you are caring for

3. Food preparation and assisting with medication under supervision

4. General tasks such as housework

5. Helping with budget and paying bills

6. Organising leisure activities

7. Emotional and practical support to children

Apprentices can also move to other parts of the sector, for example an apprentice specialising in learning disabilities can take a dementia qualification if their job role changes or if they wish to follow career ambitions in another part of the sector.

As a Health and Social Care apprentice in Somerset, you may not realise it but you’ll touch so many lives, and they’ll touch yours also. Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters, it isn’t about how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing.

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