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What will I do?

What are Apprenticeships at Cafcass?

Apprenticeships are a form of work-based training that allow you to gain a qualification and learn practical on the job skills whilst earning a wage. They are a great first step in learning more about your chosen career path and learning practical skills that will stay with you throughout your career. Cafcass apprentices will work alongside our experienced staff to learn job-specific skills which will ensure the most is gained from your time with us.  All of our apprentices will work within a team with a supportive manager who will help you learn and develop as much as possible whilst you are working with Cafcass.

The apprenticeships will last a minimum of 12 months and can start at any time of the year. We will make sure that you get a chance to contact other apprentices within Cafcass where possible to provide a supportive network and additional learning opportunities.

We are working alongside our training provider, First4Skills, who will help our apprentices to gain a nationally recognised qualification. A First4Skills Training Assessor will meet you when you join Cafcass and will support  you throughout your time with us. First4Skills will help you to complete assignments, choose modules and will assess you in your working environment.  

Cafcass pays more than the national minimum wage to attract the best possible candidates.


Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people with an interest in business administration and a passion for learning.  The ideal candidates will work well as part of a team and on their own, and will use their initiative to solve problems. You will need to demonstrate your commitment and awareness of your responsibilities to both yourself and Cafcass.


Why choose Cafcass?

A career at Cafcass will provide you with invaluable experience of a complex, diverse and continually evolving national organisation. At Cafcass we are looking to develop the best people and provide them with the skills and knowledge to be successful in their chosen career path. By joining us at Cafcass you will be making a positive contribution to the lives of vulnerable children and young people by providing valuable business support. An apprenticeship at Cafcass will be challenging, as we are a fast paced organisation, but the skills you will learn will be worthwhile and can be carried with you for the rest of your career.


Cafcass ApprenticesTeen girl V1

Name: Carly

When I joined Cafcass: September 2013

Role: Assistant Administration (Apprentice)

Advice I would give to applicants: Working within the Cafcass organisation is a very rewarding and yet challenging experience in the sense of knowing that you have contributed to a positive outcome for a child/children and their family. I would advise any applicants to this role in Cafcass that it is definitely worth the hard work and preparation, and being able to integrate with so many different colleagues and agencies is an interesting experience.

If a rewarding job that offers new knowledge, skills and learning, is what you are looking for, then a career with Cafcass is something that should be seriously considered.



Link to:
• Job Profile
• First4Skills
• National Apprenticeship Service

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