Job description


Apprentice (7263)

  • Salary:
    £10,032 per annum
  • Directorate:
    Developments Spring
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time/Term Time
  • Closing Date:
    16 August 2022
  • Number of Roles:

Role: Apprentice 

Location: Spring RAF Cosford, Albrighton, Wolverhampton

Contract: Fixed Term Full Time 40 hours per week  

Salary: £10,032 per annum 

Closing Date: Midnight 16th August 2022

Perks: We have some of the best employment terms and benefits package in the sector, including generous leave entitlement, paid time off to deal with family emergencies and paid maternity leave – as well as lots of benefits to save you and your family money and to save for your future. Check out more on our careers portal. 

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Spring. Spare us five minutes, and we'll tell you what you need to know… 

About Spring 

We are proud to be part of the Action for Children family, a national children's charity and our success in Spring makes a difference. With over 150 years of experience in caring for children and young people, we are an award-winning quality and ethical provider. Any profit we make is aligned to support vulnerable children and young people in need across the UK, through the work of Action for Children. We believe all children deserve the best early start in life. It's our mission to be the best provider of outstanding quality early education to children throughout the UK, that is accessible to all. We are looking to learn, have fun and make friends in our bright and engaging settings. 

At Spring Nurseries, we are passionate about your career, our Apprentices have progressed to Early Years Assistants once they complete their qualification and are now taking the next step to becoming Practitioner's with us.  You will have a Mentor as well as your learning provider Assessor to work with you throughout your training and on to the next steps.  It's exciting stuff, are you ready to join?  

In the role of Apprentice you will be;

  • Working alongside nursery practitioners in supporting children's development, participating, planning and setting up activities for a range of children. 
  • Developing successful relationships with children and their families. 
  • Observing and track children's developmentand share this with parent/carers and other professionals. 
  • Supporting children during mealtimes and toilet training. 
  • Attending monthly staff meetings and 6 monthly parents/carers evenings. 
  • Completing an apprenticeship to gain your childcare qualification, working within the setting to support the completion of your coursework and studies. 

What we need from you: 

Our successful candidate will have an enthusiastic and pro-active mindset with a positive attitude and have the ability to form strong and supportive relationships with parents, children and the team. Our Job Description outlines the requirements of the role, but the ‘must haves' are: 

  • A genuine interest in childcare & a true passion for children 
  • Patience, a friendly manner, and the ability to communicate with children, young people, colleagues and other adults such as parents and carers. 
  • A commitment to study time to help you achieve your qualification.  
  • A desire to complete your apprenticeship and become a valued member of our team. 


Talent pool: We're sure you've got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you're unsuccessful this time around, we'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But feel free to let us know if you'd rather we didn't do that. 

 If you need support with your application, please contact Shannon Neander We'll be happy to give you any support you require. 

Good Luck! 

If you want to get to know us a little better, check out our socials on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook or Youtube

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice. 

We are passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and workinginclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people withDisabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce 

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Spring - RAF Cosford
D C A E, , Cosford, Albrighton, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, WV7 3EX
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