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Pathway to Nursing Apprenticeship at Barchester Healthcare Ltd

Course description

Senior Carer Emma was inspired by Barchester's nurses to become a nurse herself, with our support she is on the way to realising her deram.

The Apprenticeship Pathway to Nursing programme offers an alternative route into nursing for young people who don’t have, or don’t wish to take, A Levels. This course offers a practical path into a nursing career with the benefit of being paid while you learn. On completion of the programme you will be eligible for the Open University’s Pre-Registration Nursing course.

Course content

An apprenticeship is a programme of learning while at work. Our apprenticeships are offered free – all we ask is that you complete the programme.Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification while gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.Barchester Healthcare is listed as one of Britain’s Best Big Companies to Work For and is a UK Top Employer. We employ 17,000 staff in 200 care homes and hospitals across the UK.At Barchester, we offer apprenticeships in a range of occupations - it’s not just about care work.We offer apprenticeships in the following areas:Health and Social Care – jobs caring for the people that we support, including our BRAND NEW Apprenticeship Pathway to NursingAdministration – jobs working in offices and reception areasCatering – jobs preparing food and cooking for the people that we supportHospitality – jobs working in the dining room, kitchen and other areasCustomer Service – jobs that involve meeting and greeting peopleHousekeeping – jobs making sure that our care environments are welcoming and cleanMaintenance – jobs looking after our buildings, their grounds and equipment



It is an exciting time to begin a career in health and social care with even more emphasis placed on clinical excellence now and for the foreseeable future.

We are unique in having an in-house Business School and we make it easy to study. Nurses have access to clinical development courses, a Degree, Diploma, and Master's programme in Clinical Leadership.

Further information

Barchester Healthcare is one of the UK's most respected care home companies, providing award winning care and services to thousands of residents throughout the UK at more than 200 different locations. Barchester Healthcare is large enough to offer its people the support they need and we are also small enough to care about each employee as an individual.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barchester Healthcare Ltd directly.

Last updated date: 05 August 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mary Marshall (Young Talent Recruitment Coordinator)
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 07557 973 516
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