Busy Bees to recruit 700 new apprentices

Katy Morton
Thursday, February 24, 2022

Busy Bees has launched its biggest ever recruitment drive as it looks to take on 700 new apprentices across the UK this year.

Busy Bees has launched its largest ever recruitment drive
Busy Bees has launched its largest ever recruitment drive

Successful applicants will train for two years to become early years educators, and, upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, will be guaranteed a permanent job at one of the nursery group’s settings. They will also have the opportunity to go on to study a Level 5 qualification to become an Early Years Lead Practitioner.

Two new apprentice roles are available at each of Busy Bees’ 350 UK sites.

Those who join Busy Bees’ apprenticeship programme between now and the end of March will also receive a £1,000 bonus on completion of their level 3 qualification.

Chris McCandless, chief operating officer at Busy Bees, said, ‘The early years sector is just one of those facing a significant staffing challenge in the wake of the pandemic. That’s why we’re making this vital investment now, to secure and nurture talent coming into our industry which will enable us to continue supporting parents whilst helping their children get the best start in life.’

  • To find out more about Busy Bees' apprenticeship scheme and to apply click here 

Little Green Rascals launches recruitment drive

York nursery group, Little Green Rascals, is also embarking on a recruitment drive in response to 'exceptional' parental demand across its seven sites.

Owner Vanessa Warn said, 'The demand we have seen for our services has been overwhelming and exciting following the pandemic.

 'We are now looking for some new individuals who are just as committed to the collective values and goals of our existing team.'

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