Apprentice Childcare Assistants

Queen's University Belfast

Are you interested in helping us develop the minds of the next generation? 

Are you a compassionate individual where working with children is not a job but a vocation?

Whether you are a career changer or starting out, this is an excellent opportunity to start your career in childcare and gain a recognised childcare qualification while working for Queen’s University.

We are currently recruiting several All-Age Apprentices to join the Childcare Services team. 

As an Apprentice Childcare Assistant, you will join a team of highly experienced staff in a professional, diverse, and nurturing childcare setting. We will support you in obtaining a recognised childcare qualification by providing paid time off to attend learning sessions with our trusted Training Provider while providing you with valuable direct experience and practical relevant training. You will learn everything you need to be successful in a supportive and welcoming environment.

We are expecting high interest in these opportunities, as such we are looking for dedicated individuals who can work to high standards, delivering exceptional care to our children and can work effectively in a team assisting in the running of the University Childcare facility.

This is a fixed term post for 12 months. Upon successful completion of the Childcare Apprenticeship and attaining the required Level 2 NVQ within the 12-month period, including satisfactory performance in post, you may be provided with an opportunity for further selection and appointment to a Grade 2 post in the University. 

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: ;  and

Informal enquiries may be directed to Elizabeth Given at [email protected]

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