Paid Employment Initiatives

There are a variety of paid employment options to suit your individual needs

Depending on your age, level of experience and career aspirations, Care Plus Group Employability Service can support you into a variety of paid employment initiatives options that will help you to gain specific skills, knowledge and experience in your chosen field.


Apprenticeships are a work-based training programme that allow participants to ‘earn as they learn’ and gain a nationally recognised qualification

  • For ages 16 years plus
  • Duration of 12 months plus
  • Predominately work-based assessments


Internships are fixed-term graduate training initiatives that allow a business to recruit a graduate on a temporary or permanent basis, whilst giving the individual valuable work experience to complement their degree.

  • Ages 21 years plus
  • Minimum of 3 months

Intermediate Labour Market opportunities (ILM)

An ILM is a unique fixed-term initiative that offers an opportunity for businesses to recruit on a fixed term basis whilst allowing individuals to gain valuable work experience.

  • Ages 16 years plus
  • Duration of 3 – 12 months

All paid initiatives are paid at National Apprenticeship Wage, National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage, depending on the age of the participant.


Rebecca Cremen

Rebecca had the aspiration, but no experience, of working in the Health and Social Care sector, when she joined Employability in 2016, taking on a voluntary placement as a Support Worker at Foresight.

She quickly realised that this was the career path for her and was successful in gaining a position as an Apprentice Integrated Support Worker within the Care Plus Group Intermediate Care at Home Team.

She now has a substantive position as an Integrated Support Worker and is a very valued member of the team.

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