Health & Social Care Apprentice, Mansfield Woodhouse Oakapple

The successful apprentice will be completing a Health & Social Care apprenticeship at Level 2 and will be employed directly employed through by Oakapple residential home for the duration of the apprenticeship with possible progression opportunities beyond.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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 – Sunday. Shifts 8-2pm or 2-8pm. Five shifts over the 7 day week.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly residential home. Upon successfully completing the apprenticeship programme, there is the possibility of being employed full time whilst gaining a higher qualification in Health & Social Care.

The main duties and responsibilities

  • To assist Service users in rising from bed, washing, dressing, bathing and general personal hygiene
  • To assist Service Users in toileting needs
  • To assist Service Users in meal times and snacks and drinks throughout the day
  • To help Service Users in day to day living and activities
  • To help assist Service Users to live freely and independently and to maintain dignity and respect
  • To report to Senior staff and Manager any concerns with the Service Users or the environment of the home
  • To record in Service Users daily charts and records
  • To help keep the homes environment clean and tidy and free from infection by doing general domestic duties. I.e. – hovering, polishing, making beds, washing pots and seeing to Service Users washing and cleaning down appliances in the home.
  • To attended staff meetings and training set up by the home.
  • To apply and follow all the homes code of conduct, policies and procedures.

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Reliable
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Good Timekeeper
  • Trustworthy
  • To be able to work on own initiative
  • Interest in the health & social care
  • Had work experience in a healthcare setting

Personal qualities

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confidentiality & safeguarding awareness
  • Caring Nature
  • Team Player
  • Friendly nature

Qualifications required

  • Maths GCSE A-C or equivalent
  • English GCSE A-C or equivalent

Future prospects

Vision Business has strong employer links within the sector and we encourage all our employers to consider further opportunities, this may include progression onto an advanced/higher apprenticeship or full time employment.

Things to consider

Please note: • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted. • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance. • Every applicant must attend a Vision Business Assessment Centre prior to being presented to the employer. • From 1st April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: On successful appointment: • You will be entitled to receive statutory annual leave. • This is a weekly/monthly paid post. • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work. • You must work with your Specialist to complete apprenticeship work on time and to the best of your ability. • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures. • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding. • Please note this vacancy may close earlier than the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled.

About the employer

Vision Apprentices are working with Oakapple Residential Home to recruit a Health & Social Care apprentice to work in their Home on Debdale Lane in Mansfield Woodhouse. Oakapple Residential Home is one story care home based just off of Debdale Lane in Mansfield Woodhouse, they can provide 24 hour care & support for up to 10 residents. They specialise in dementia care for the elderly.




Debdale Hall Bungalow

Debdale Lane


NG19 7EZ

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Training provider

Vision Business is part of the West Nottinghamshire College Group.  West Nottinghamshire College is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with a well-earned reputation for excellence particularly in the areas of apprenticeships. The college was named a national Beacon College in 2009. With 30,000 students nationwide and links with over 2,000 employers, we are a high-profile centre of education that is well known for producing work-ready, ambitious and highly-skilled individuals.  We offer apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and adult apprenticeships in a range of sector specialisms.

An apprenticeship is an on the job learning programme that allows you, the apprentice, to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards theory elements in addition to putting the theory into practice, some of this will be in your own time.

As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition.

Vision Business will also work with you to ensure your knowledge of Employment Rights and Responsibilities are at the required level for an apprentice.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this or any other vacancy please call the Vision Apprentices team on 01623 627191 extension 8799.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College


Shannon Wilson 01623 627 191

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017