Anchor Care Ltd

Apprentice Housekeeping Assistant - Blackbrook House - Intermediate (Level 2)

Anchor Care Ltd (Employer)

Babcock Training Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £132.30
30.0 hours per week 30 hours per week, working 5 days out of 7; shifts to be confirmed.
15 months (duration)
18 October 2021(start date)
Hospitality team member (apprenticeship standard)
6 October 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Anchor are offering a fantastic opportunity to join our team as an apprentice care assistant. If you have a caring nature, a natural interest in people and want to make a difference then this might be just the job for you!


Anchor are the largest not for profit provider of are for the over 55's in the UK. We are offering a fantastic opportunity to join our team as an apprentice housekeeping assistant.

If you have an interest in cleaning and possess good time management and organisational skills then this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Duties will include:

  • Being responsible for the location being clean, pleasant and safe for customers to live in
  • Providing an effective and efficient laundry service, delivering a high level of customer care and encourage customer independence and choice to support happy living for the years ahead
  • Washing, drying and ironing customers clothes and linen, maintaining an organised washing system
  • Ensuring cleaning products are used effectively and instructions are followed
  • Managing workload ensuring washing is not mixed up
  • Ensuring health and safety procedures are always followed
  • Carrying out equipment checks, and report concerns regarding equipment to line manager
  • Carrying out minor repairs and labelling of clothing as requested by customers
  • Assisting in marketing the location by ensuring vacant rooms/properties are prepared for prospective/new customers

Future Prospects

  • This vacancy is for a full-time position within Blackbrook House during which an apprenticeship programme will be delivered
  • We have big growth plans to ensure we can support the growing demand for care and aim to 'grow our own' talent
  • Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to the opportunity to progress within the company

Reality Check

  • You will gain a nationally recognised Level 2 Hospitality Team Member Standard specialising in Housekeeping
  • You will receive onsite training with an award-winning training provider who will support and guide you throughout your Apprenticeship journey
  • Gain life skills
  • Gain confidence

As part of your Apprenticeship, Anchor will support you in getting to work by offering a travel allowance of up to £500 per year. This will be claimed back each week/month using an expense claim which would be completed by you and the home manager.

Please be aware that the wage shown below reflects the weekly wage for the first 6 months and will increase to £153.00 7-12 months and 50% completion of your apprenticeship. £267.30 12+ months

This vacancy may close early if enough applications are received.

Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

Skills Required

  • Previous cleaning experience and knowledge is desirable but not essential
  • You must have the desire to learn new skills, the ability to work as part of a team and individually and the ability to prioritise and plan around customers' needs

Qualities Required

  • We are looking for someone with an eye to detail, who is empathetic and has strong interpersonal skills
  • You should be organised and have excellent time management and a positive and professional approach when dealing with customers

Qualifications Required

  • None required as full training will be provided but GCSE's at grade A-C/8-4 in English and maths would be an advantage

Training Provided

Level 2 Hospitality Team Member

  • Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices’ chosen career route, each standard has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in maths and English
  • Once the apprentice has completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Babcock regional trainer confirm they have met all the requirements of the standard they will be put through to end point assessment. The end point assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of the apprentice to ensure they are fully competent in their role
  • Each Apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, 1-1 training and mentoring; this will encourage and help them to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare them for the end of point assessment
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