Coverage Care Case Study


Shropshire’s leading care provider has revealed plans to create 16 apprenticeships at homes across the county.

Coverage Care, which cares for mainly older people in 14 homes, has joined forces with County Training to help young people into work and a career in health and social care.

The 16 apprenticeships will deliver specialist training in health and social care and lead to formal qualifications.

Apprenticeships are available at Briarfields in Shrewsbury, Chillcott Gardens in Madeley, Telford, Farcroft in Wellington, Barclay Gardens in Donnington, Telford, Stone House in Bishops Castle and Woodcroft in Market Drayton.

The opportunities for young people aged 16 to 24 have been created in response to the Ladder for Shropshire campaign that has the Duke of York as its patron.

David Coull, Chief Executive of Coverage Care said: “After meeting Prince Andrew at the launch of the Ladder for Shropshire, I am delighted that Coverage Care is working in partnership with County Training to create the apprenticeships.

“At Coverage Care we are committed to developing the skills and talents of our staff and we see apprenticeships as a route to enable us to bring new people and fresh ideas into our organisation.”

He added: “County Training was recently graded as outstanding for the delivery of Health and Social Care training so it was a natural partner for us.”

Kevin Humphreys, Business Development & Performance Manager at County Training, said: “County Training is working with the Ladder for Shropshire to help local businesses recruit apprentices which has led to Coverage Care to provide 16 apprenticeships across Shropshire.

David-CoullCoverage-Care-23-web“Not only will the successful apprentices be working with a fantastic and valuable employer but they will also be receiving their training from an outstanding health and social care training provider. County Training is looking forward to hearing from candidates looking to be considered for these fantastic Apprenticeship roles.”

He added: “If you’re a business looking to recruit an apprentice, the Ladder for Shropshire is a useful stepping stone to help you find an appropriate training provider.”

For more information about the apprenticeships, go to, call 0345 6789023 or email

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