40 Years of Busy Bees

Busy Bees Nurseries creates 700 apprenticeship roles

Published: 06/02/2023

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Busy Bees is looking to recruit 700 new apprentices across the UK following the phenomenal success of last year’s apprenticeship programme. 

With 700 new childcare apprentice roles available based at Busy Bees’ centres across the UK, successful candidates will have the chance to gain a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education.  

All candidates will also gain practical experience with a guaranteed job following successful completion of their training, with excellent employee benefits including enhanced family leave, discounted childcare, and above National Minimum Wage rates of pay for apprentices. 

Ranked 19th in the Top 100 Apprentice Employers, the Busy Bees apprenticeship programme demonstrates its continued investment in the future growth of the sector, building a pipeline of trained professionals that will go on to drive the future of childcare as a long-term career.  

Sandy Silvester, Director of Operations for Busy Bees Education and Training, said: “With a national shortage of qualified childcare practitioners, it’s never been more important to invest in bringing new talent into the sector. Our apprenticeships are a wonderful opportunity for anyone who is passionate about pursuing a career in childcare, whether it’s their first ever job or they’re looking for a change.   

“Educating young children is an incredibly important and rewarding job, providing the chance to make a real difference to their lives. I personally began my Busy Bees journey 23 years ago as a Deputy Manager, progressing to become Director of Operations for Busy Bees Education and Training. Our scheme not only offers a competitive salary and the chance to acquire new skills but is also an entry point to a lifelong career with plenty of opportunity to progress.”  

Becca Allen, Early Years Practitioner at Stevenage College Busy Bees, added: “I would recommend an apprenticeship at Busy Bees to anyone. It will suit someone who wants more from work than just turning up and clocking in.  

“As well as experiencing constant rewards and sharing in those key milestones, I have also formed great relationships with my colleagues and managers. Busy Bees is so much more than work and feels like a big, extended family.”   

This year, Busy Bees is marking 40 years of delivering exceptional childcare as a market leader within the early years sector and will be hosting celebrations at Busy Bees nurseries across the country to celebrate with staff, parents and children. 

To find out more about the apprenticeship scheme at Busy Bees and how to apply, please visit: www.busybeestraining.co.uk/apprenticeships or drop into your local Busy Bees nursery to pick up a recruitment pack. 

To learn more about working at Busy Bees and view all current vacancies please visit www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk/working-at-busy-bees