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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 Services 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.

Success Story

Gary Dean – Bringing New Talent to Hope Collaboratives

Gary began his career with Care Plus Group when he joined Hope Collaboratives as an Apprentice Marketing Assistant.

Prior to joining the organisation, Gary worked for many years as a Graphic Designer and although he enjoyed his role, he aspired to work within an organisation where he felt he could make a real difference to peoples’ lives.

Gary brought with him many transferable skills and although working within the Health & Social Care sector was completely new to Gary, within no time at all he became an asset to the team, in particular enhancing and developing professional relationships with local Care Homes.

Gary was successful in gaining a full-time substantive position as a Hope Collaborative Assistant and since then his career has continued to flourish.

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Sophies Story

Today we are celebrating Sophies personal development since joining the Employability Services. Since self-referring to Employability Services Sophie has gained a voluntary placement in a charity

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