Barchester commits to apprenticeships
National care home provider Barchester Healthcare has supported the Government’s call to provide more apprenticeships, committing to a further 350 places.
British employers including Barchester Healthcare, Vodafone, Superdrug, Sainsbury’s and Veolia have pledged to create more than 4,000 new apprenticeship places in total.
Barchester Healthcare’s commitment was welcomed by care services minister Ivan Lewis who said there was a clear connection between the quality of the workforce and the quality of services provided to the public.
“There is a real need for apprenticeships to ensure that all staff are skilled, competent and able to make a full contribution to the organisation,” said Mr Lewis.
“Investing in the workforce like this has been shown to result in better social care services for the people who rely on them.”
With the obligation falling increasingly to employers to bring back traditional apprenticeship schemes, Barchester Healthcare has alrea