TEST – Apprentice Early Years Assistant

Pay £8,808 a year
Location Blinco Grove, Cambridge CB1 7TX
Hours 35 hours per week
Deadline 30th March
Interviews TBC


Job role


YMCA Trinity Group has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Apprentice Early Years Assistant. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to be a part of our brand new childcare setting in Cambridge, opening January 2020.

The role will involve assisting the childcare team, providing a caring, safe, stimulating environment in order for children to grow and meet their full potential, whilst ensuring high quality inclusive childcare is continually provided. This a fantastic opportunity to learn about child’s care, learning and development whilst working alongside knowledgeable and experienced staff.  You will gain hands-on experience of working with children and have the support you need to complete your studies.


You should have the following qualities:


  • Willingness to work towards a Level 2 or Level 3 early years’ qualification or equivalent
  • Good organisational skills
  • To show a commitment and enthusiasm towards achieving positive outcomes for service users
  • Be approachable and friendly
  • Able to receive feedback positively


Find out what it’s like being an apprentice at YMCA Trinity Group by reading Kayleigh’s story.


Days and hours


This role is for 35 hours per week to be worked Monday to Friday.


Salary and benefits


In return we offering a salary of £8,808 a year. Additional benefits we offer include:


  • 5 weeks holiday (Plus public holidays) Pro Rata for Part Time Staff
  • Free use of the YMCA Gym at Queen Anne House in Cambridge
  • Competitive rates of pay and pension
  • DBS Cost Paid
  • Regular Supervisions
  • Induction Programme and on the job training opportunities
  • Continued professional development
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme


Closing date


This vacancy closes on 30 March 2020. Please note: if we find the right candidate before the advertised closing date then we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy. (Previous applicants need not apply).


Contact us


If you would like to know more about this role, then please view the job description on our website or feel free to get in touch for an informal chat by calling our friendly Childcare Programme Manager Amanda: 01473 295258 or email: Amanda.Spence@ymcatrinity.org.uk.


Apply now


For more information please see the job description (342KB, PDF) and our application guidance (243KB, PDF).


  • Complete your online application


Alternatively, you can download and complete a word version of the application form (113KB, Word).

We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form (109KB, Word).


Please forward these forms to recruitment@ymcatrinity.org.uk or by post to:

YMCA Trinity Group
Rightwell East
PE3 8DX.



“My manager has supported me right from the start of my time at YMCA. I have been made to feel valued, respected and my confidence has grown so much with achievable challenges that I have been given as part of my job role. I have had a great induction and I look forward to coming to work every day” (YMCA Childcare Providence).


YMCA Trinity Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment.