Caring Homes Group scoops apprenticeship awards

Carol Corstin picked up the awards on behalf of Caring Homes Group

Caring Homes Group scooped two awards at the south-east regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 this week.

The care home provider picked up the award for Macro Employer of the year and Recruitment Excellence.

Training manager Carol Corstin said: “Being a winner in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 is an amazing testament to the quality of the work we at Caring Homes Group do to help our colleagues develop and continue providing the highest quality care and support. Apprenticeships really can open the door to a whole new world!”

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An accredited national provider of care support and accommodation, Caring Homes Group employs more than 5,600 people of which 358 are apprentices covering a number of disciplines, including Health & Social Care and Management.

The Recruitment Excellence award is a new category introduced for 2018 which recognises employers who have attracted a diverse and high-quality apprenticeship workforce through new and innovative approaches to recruitment. Caring Homes Group was selected by The National Apprenticeship Service to win the award as a company which makes a special contribution to the promotion and delivery of apprenticeships.

Caring Homes Group works in collaboration with Qube Learning and has developed and launched a bespoke Assistant Care Practitioner Apprenticeship that is already helping with the recruitment and retention of nurses. The company is committed to workforce development, and is enhancing the senior care assistants role and promoting nursing as a vocation.

Adrian Grove, Business Development Director at Qube Learning, said: “We’re delighted that Caring Homes Group has won these National Apprenticeship Awards. They are a great example of how apprenticeships can benefit employees and those in need of care and support. Caring Homes Group are a business which continually invests in the development of their employees and continues to thrive within this sector.”

The National Apprenticeship Awards Gala ceremony will take place on November 28.

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