Health and Social Care Apprenticeship ALEXANDRA SPECIALIST CARE LIMITED

This Leading Care Home has one vacancy for an apprentice within the Blackpool based care home for a Health Care Assistant. Working within our homes, you will deliver all aspects of care to the residents.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday- Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The varied and fulfilling nature of this role requires people who have excellent communication skills and who feel confident establishing and maintaining relationships with people of all ages. A desire to contribute to the enhancement and enrichment of our resident’s daily lives is essential. Previous qualifications and experience are not considered as important as personality and commitment as full training will be provided in company and through a Level 2 in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, supported by our experienced vocational delivery team.


  • Showering and bathing
  • Dressing and grooming
  • Toileting and continence care
  • Clearing the table, washing up and keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy
  • Helping the customer to plan what to eat and drink
  • Gentle encouragement and help to eat and drink well
  • Safeguarding matters
  • Contact with families or carers and other professionals
  • End of life care
  • Hospital appointments
  • Liaising with community health support and families

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A friendly approach and the ability to put clients at ease, whatever their physical or social needs
  • The ability to be tactful and sensitive at all times
  • A good sense of humour
  • Respect for the client and their families
  • A high level of patience as shifts can be long and often stressful
  • A good knowledge of basic health care and hygiene standards
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to deal with aggressive or anxious clients
  • A responsible and flexible attitude to clients and the job
  • Manual dexterity and a certain level of physical strength
  • Good stamina
  • The ability to stay calm under pressure
  • A commitment to the job, the client and their families
  • The ability to think quickly and solve problems as they arrive

Personal qualities

  • Supportive, encouraging and patient
  • Understanding
  • Sensitive
  • Responsible/ Respectful
  • Good interpersonal skills/communication skills
  • Genuine concern for the welfare of others

Qualifications required


Future prospects

This job is very rewarding if you have genuine concern for the welfare of the patients, it could lead to a full time position within the company

About the employer

Brooklands nursing and care home is located in a residential area in the South Shore area of Blackpool. It is a purpose built home that provides residential and nursing care for up to seven people with acquired brain injury. There is a passenger lift for ease of access and the home is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a garden and a parking area to the rear of the building.




St. Evens House




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Training provider

  • QCF Level 2 Health and social care 
  • Functional skills Maths, English and ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Y TRAIN LTD


Chloe Munt 01253808387

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2017