Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people has enhanced it’s commitment to Apprenticeships with the intake of 30 new apprentices.
Anchor partnered with learndirect to launch an apprentice academy in June 2015. The Academy offers 16-24 year olds the opportunity to complete a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care within one of their 130 care locations, housing/village locations or support services offices.
To date 50% of the apprentices that joined Anchor in 2015 have secured full time roles within their locations, with the rest set to secure roles when they become available.
David Way, former CEO of the National Apprenticeship Service attended a recent event to raise awareness of Health and Social Care apprenticeships and the opportunities at Anchor. He said:
“The Anchor Apprenticeship Programme is clearly producing motivated and impressive young people who are showing great commitment to their work. It is obvious that Anchor and learndirect have put a great deal of thought and care into the design of the training and development of the Apprentices who are thriving as a result.”
Katie Rankin, Qualifications and Apprenticeships Manager at Anchor said:
“The quality of Apprentices coming through this programme has been outstanding. The young talent coming into the business through this programme has helped to invigorate our business and the lives of our customers. We are so proud to see how they are progressing and look forward to welcoming our new apprentices who start with us next week.”
Among the new apprentices joining the company will be Ellie O’Grady. Ellie joins the programme following the successful completion of a Traineeship programme at Anchor which included two weeks work-skills training and a five week placement at one of Anchor’s care homes.
Anchor is committed to developing the next generation of care staff and sits on the Apprenticeship Trailblazer group for Health & Social Care – helping to shape the future of Apprenticeships in the Industry.