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Support Worker

Location: Modern Apprenticeships - various locations
Vacancy Reference Number: 4489
Closing Date: 14 Mar 2021, 23:59

As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we are delighted to announce that fully-funded, Health and Social Care Modern Apprenticeship opportunities will be available with Cornerstone shortly. The Modern Apprenticeship scheme is open to young people aged 18-29 years.

Our Training Academy Lead, Sheila Gordon explains; "A Modern Apprenticeship is an excellent route for young people to pursue and develop a career in health and social care. It allows candidates to invest in their own continuous learning and development, whilst keeping up to date with the latest skills, techniques and regulations. Importantly it also allows young people to convert their on-the-job, practical experience into a formal, recognised and required qualification".

Abbie Wood, 20, is a Support Worker with one of Cornerstone's community support teams. She started her Modern Apprenticeship in August 2020 and says: "Doing the Modern Apprenticeship has helped me in many ways. It's helped me regain skills that I forgot I had, and it's boosted my confidence massively. I feel confident and am constantly developing new skills. Also, the help and support from my assessor has helped me believe in myself again!"

"The most rewarding thing about doing my Modern Apprenticeship is getting to speak about the amazing people I support, and how I have been able to help them throughout my time working with them. It has also given me better knowledge and skills to ensure I am delivering the best practice and care. I'm actually surprised by how much I enjoy doing my Modern Apprenticeship; I don't feel like it's a burden and I love the range of subjects there are to discuss in your assessments and I enjoyed doing lots of research and learning new things about health and social care".

"I would 100% recommend doing a Modern Apprenticeship to anyone. I would say to them to give it their all, learn as much as you can, and just simply enjoy it. It's the best thing I have done so far!"

If you'd be interested in a Modern Apprenticeship with Cornerstone, please email us your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@cornerstone.org.uk

Within your cover letter we're looking for you to tell us a bit about yourself and let us know why you'd be interested in and suited to a career in Health & Social Care.

Closing date for notes of interest is 14th March 2021.