Care Uk

Care Assistant Apprentice


Care Uk

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £246.30
30.0 hours per week 30 hours per week - shift work
duration: 12 months
start: 9 March 2020
Intermediate(level 2)
Adult care worker (apprenticeship standard)
2 March 2020 (application closing date)
Are you a compassionate and caring individual with a can-do attitude? Care UK have a fantastic opportunity for a Care Assistant Apprentice.


Where you'll work:

  • Muriel Street is a welcoming care home, located in the town of Islington
  • Our friendly, experienced team provides residential, nursing and respite care for older people, including individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia
  • We also offer supportive and sensitive end of life care
  • We get to know each resident on a one-to-one basis, so that we can make their care programme as individual as they are
  • We offer residents a choice in everything that we do and we build strong relationships with each person, their family and their friends
  • Every month we hold a relaxed meeting with residents and their relatives, to discuss how we can make improvements to day-to-day life at Heather View
  • It's a great opportunity for everyone to share their ideas and make suggestions about things like our menu

About You:

  • You don’t need any experience
  • What you do need is core values suited to working in a care environment
  • You’re a compassionate, can-do person looking to start a career as a carer
  • You know how important it is to treat people as individuals
  • You’re keen to earn while you learn, gaining new skills, experience's without going to college and taking on debt
  • You want to progress quickly with the opportunity to explore exciting career options with a supportive employer

Your Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
The Care UK apprenticeship programme begins with a 12-week induction. This combines practical training with e-learning to give you the basic skills you’ll need. Once you’ve completed this, you’ll start on the job. Working as part of a friendly, close-knit care team, you’ll learn how to provide high quality care to residents in a safe manner. At the same time, we’ll give you the support you need to make a success of your apprenticeship. You’ll attend regular training workshops and you’ll have a mentor to encourage and support you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality personal care following the care plan and individual resident wishes to ensure the comfort and dignity of each resident
  • Adhere to the local Safeguarding policy, incorporating the Duty of Candour requirements
  • Delivery of care that it is of high quality and maintains the dignity and well-being of residents
  • Understand the importance of privacy, dignity, choice and consent and uphold these basic rights at all times
  • Contribute to the individualised person centered care planning process of each resident and recording appropriate interactions and observations
  • Complete all regulatory and statutory training requirements and comply with all company policy and procedures whilst at work 
  • Carry out  responsibilities for residents ensuring that residents receive one-to-one quality time when on duty
  • In consultation with the residents/families offer support to maintain the resident’s room, clothing and property in order
  • Establish professional working relationships with the residents as well as their families and friends, to provide a safe and reassuring environment
  • Work collaboratively within the team to promote a healthy, professional and friendly atmosphere for all residents as well as their families and friends
  • Support new residents and their families and friends in orientation of the home environment
  • Maintain communication and working relationships with healthcare professionals in the home
  • Be professional, courteous and transparent in your communication 
  • Assist and actively encourage the social care and the well-being of residents
  • Escort residents out of the home when required for appointments etc. following completion of a risk assessment by the registered nurse
  • Attend opportunities for personal training and development to meet CareUK and the apprenticeship programme requirements 
  • Commit to and complete the requirements of the apprenticeship
  • Complete any other reasonable task requested by the Clinical Lead or Home Manager which is within your competence
  • To assist the resident with any personal care required (i.e. help toileting, changing pads, washing etc).
  • Assisting at meal times
  • Helping residents to get up in the morning and to bed in the evenings. (This may include hoisting. Training will be given)
  • Offering companionship and keeping the resident's company throughout the day
  • Updating and reviewing any care plans
  • Liaising with Senior Carers and Team Leaders
  • Escalating and issues or concerns to Senior Carers and Team Leaders
  • Ensure that residents are safeguarded effectively
  • Ensure the residents safety at all times
  • Manual handling
  • Team work and Relationship Building

As an apprentice at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Full-time 12-month apprenticeship (minimum 30 hours per week)
  • Competitive pay – we pay the National Living Wage
  • High quality 12-week induction
  • Supportive mentor
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
  • Option to apply for Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (if successful at Level 2)
  • Opportunity to work towards a nursing or management role
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

Future Prospects

On going training and development following successful completion of your apprenticeship

Reality Check

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early

Skills Required

You will not need any previous experience; however you do need to be passionate about starting a career as a carer.

Qualities Required

  • Compassionate
  • Can-do attitude
  • Passionate
  • Caring

Qualifications Required

You do not need to have any prior qualifications

Training Provided

Adult care worker Level 2

  • Care Certificate
  • Diploma in Health and Social care
  • Functional Skills maths 
  • Functional Skills English 
  • Functional Skills ICT
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