FIVE young people are celebrating being handed apprenticeships with a South Tyneside company.
The group have all undergone training in their chosen care field with Boldon-based training provider Training In Care.
It’s not enough just to have the qualifications - it does take a special kind of person to be able to work within the care sector, which is what we also look for during the training process.Dr Angela Brown, Training in Care
Now, they have been taken on by The Care People – a community interest company – after completing either a CACHE level 3 diploma in health and social care for adults or a CACHE level 3 diploma in Children and Young People.
Both Training In Care and The Care People are run by Dr Angela Brown.
Dr Brown, chief executive, said: “The course is quite intensive, with some of the students coming out with qualifications the equivalent of four A-levels.
“But it’s not enough just to have the qualifications it does take a special kind of person to be able to work within the care sector which is what we also look for during the training process.
“They have to show compassion, commitment and empathy as they will be working with people who are elderly, have a disability or learning difficulty.
“We also have to make sure they are consistent, they are on time and don’t let us down and that they conduct themselves professionally in what can sometimes be very difficult situations.
“It is not an easy career to choose but it is one which can be so rewarding and we are so proud of our new apprentices and wish them all the best for the future.”
For information on courses offered by Training In Care, contact 536 7241.