An opportunity has arisen with an employer in the Wolverhampton area of the West Midlands for an Apprenticeship position in Health and Social Care. Within the team the candidate will assist the other care assistants to plan and organise the care of the residents.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 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

    30+ hours per week

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a nice, friendly, relaxed environment. 

  • All H&SC activities; assisting service users, personal care, reports, etc.
  • Needs to be proactive.
  • Get involved with activities and write up activity logs, 1-2-1s, etc.
  • Will be mentored by senior care worker 
  • Good progression opportunities to progress into a full time job if apprenticeship goes well
  • Needs good spoken English 
  • Very good transport links

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You must possess a passion and desire to work with mentally and physically challenged adults.

Personal qualities

  • Willing to work as part of a team
  • Committed to completing a qualification
  • Great if able to work using own initiative

Qualifications required

  • Good Literacy A*-C grades in English at GCSE level or equivalent
  • Good Numeracy A*-C grades in Maths at GCSE level or equivalent

Future prospects

Further progression on to a level 3 qualification.

Things to consider

Please consider the location of this vacancy, check that you are able to access this before applying. From 1st of April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 or over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Those between the ages of 19-24 who are in their second year (or third year) need to be paid the National Minimum Wage for their age bracket. In April 2016 the new National Living Wage was implemented and therefore if you are over the age of 25 and in your second or third year of an Apprenticeship you will be entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. Please see below for further information:

About the employer

Inspirations provides person-centred dementia care from a homely 16-bed residential unit, within which service users feel respected and are able to enjoy a relaxing day-to-day atmosphere that is beneficial to their mental health. The psychology of residents is crucial to the service's success, with carers trained in helping people to feel valued while having access to carers for whatever personal daily care needs they have.





Tettenhall Road



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Training provider

Full training up to level 2 in Health and social care, with the possibility of progressing on to a level 3 qualification Functional Skills for Maths and English of required QCF Qualification

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aspiration Training Ltd


Joanne Wilson

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017