“When I was at school, I did my work placement in a care home and knew straight away that’s what I wanted to do. Being able to help people and make a difference was very rewarding, and I really enjoyed working with older people.
“I wanted to learn alongside working. I felt that this would be more supportive and I would learn more about the sector I was working in.
“I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship because you have support around you and you don’t feel like you have been thrown in the deep end. I really enjoy doing hands-on care, and it’s a great way to get a qualification, practical experience, and earn at the same time. Once I have finished my apprenticeship, I want to continue working in care and eventually be a senior carer.”