An expanding Shropshire care company is working closely with Telford College to recruit new apprentice carers.

Affinity Homecare has moved into larger premises on Shrewsbury Business Park after outgrowing the location where it was launched five years ago.

The team needed more space than its original Bicton Heath site could provide – partly due to the plans to provide new apprenticeships

The company has already recruited a business administration apprentice, Shannen Jarman, and is currently working closely with Telford College to recruit 10 apprentice carers.

Melissa Morgan, registered manager, said: “We are incredibly excited to be able to offer these apprenticeships as, whilst all apprentice carers will be paid the same as our care assistants, they will be given the opportunity for further training as part of their role.

“We hope that this will help to provide a robust care worker service to meet the growing needs of the elderly and disabled community in Shropshire in the coming years.”

Affinity invited the mayor of Shrewsbury, Phil Gillam, to officially open the office alongside the office team, care staff and some of Affinity’s clients.

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