Springboard your career with Spring’s apprenticeship scheme!

At Spring, we know the value of potential. We know that not all the best people have the experience they need to get the job of their dreams straight away. Because of this, when we spot potential, ambition and talent in people who are passionate about creating the best start for children, we pay for their training to become qualified through our apprenticeship programme.

Springboard your future…an opportunity to grow with us

Our apprenticeship programme can be a stepping stone to a rewarding career in early years education. At the end of your apprenticeship, we guarantee you an interview for any vacancies in our nurseries. With the learning and experience gained during your apprenticeship, you will be best placed to step into a rewarding career within our Spring family. From there, the opportunities for further learning and progression along your chosen career path are endless…


As well as having a great time in a fun environment, you will be an employee of the Spring family. This means:

  • You will work for a national children’s charity, Action for Children (our parent company), and can learn from nearly 150 years’ experience of delivering ground-breaking services to children.
  • You will be part of a fresh, new growing network of nurseries where you will be respected as an individual and your ideas will be welcomed.
  • You will be supported to develop and grow with us…the possibilities are endless!
  • You will be rewarded for your work and contributions to our family. That means you’ll receive all our employment benefits, which we think are pretty amazing!
  • Check out more details about our benefits here.

With an apprenticeship at Spring you’ll get:

  • A competitive salary while you are training
  • 1 to 1 tutor and online support
  • Access to e-learning modules
  • Mentor / buddy from day one
  • Dedicated time to study, helping you with your work/life balance
  • Off-site training days
  • Volunteering opportunities with Action for Children – numerous days per year
  • A place in our talent pool and guaranteed interview for Spring vacancies once you are qualified