Apprentice Healthcare Support Worker. Sue Ryder Foundation

We are looking for two apprentices to join our busy team at Cuerden Hall. We are a busy 36 bed residential nursing facility for adults with complex neurological conditions. Apprentices should be 18 years or older due to Health and Safety regulations.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours flexible over 5 days

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Two apprentice  required to work 30 hours a week to undertake apprenticeship at Cuerden Hall.

Apprenticeship will last 12 -15 months and upon successful completion we would hopefully find the staff permanent positions at SueRyder as a health care support worker.

Duties will include:

  • Providing personal care for people.
  • Helping with diet and nutrition.
  • Supporting staff with social care and spiritual needs.
  • There will be some level of physical activity required using mechanical equipment to help residents move.

You will also be expected to comply with all Sue Ryder policies and procedures.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Passionate about caring – transferable skills.
  • Basic maths and English or willingness to undertake these skills.
  • General level of education.

Personal qualities

  • Honest.
  • Kind.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Team player.

Qualifications required

  • Good standard of education.

Future prospects

We would look to finding the individual a permanent position at Sue Ryder although this cannot be guaranteed. We support staff to progress to Senior support worker and assistant practitioner roles.

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, it is essential that you email Runshaw College your current CV. Please forward as a word document to WE CANNOT PROGRESS YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR UP-TO-DATE CV ALONG WITH VACANCY DETAILS. Please note: this vacancy may close before the closing date if the employer deems sufficient application forms have been received. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Sue Ryder Cuerden Hall providing neurological care for 36 residents.and National Charity.


Sue Ryder Foundation


Cuerden Hall

Shady Lane

Bamber Bridge



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework in Health and Social Care to include a NVQ Technical Certificate, Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


Steph Ashton

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017