Opportunities for Would-Be Carers


An apprenticeship programme will be launched this February by Pembrokeshire County Council in conjunction with Pembrokeshire College. The new scheme  is  an attempt to improve the numbers of people, particularly young people, considering a career in care work and will lead to a level 2 qualification in health and social care.

Placements are being arranged for up to eight people in a range of settings where good-quality care is essential. These will include residential homes, community wellbeing, reablement, and independence teams.

The training will include all essential skills and take place over 18 months. All apprentices will be supported by a mentor and it is intended that the apprentices will then take up a career in the community wellbeing and independence team or with other care providers.

If you are considering a career in the social care field and are a school or college leaver aged over 16 you can contact:


or email Sara.Colwill@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

For support with an application or the interview process, contact workwaysplus@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or call 01437 776609.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty knows that she will always be an incomer, but this is to be her sixth summers. The wet and grey days of winters have not diminished her love of Pembrokeshire, but she is always grateful for the golden light of spring and summer. Her love of the sea sustains her even through the darkest of days and she can often be found at high tide bobbing about in Fishguard harbour at high tide, often with seals in attendance. When not freezing in water she is usually at her computer. She says" Pembrokeshire.online has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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