Apprentice Care Assistant Langdale Heights

Langdale Heights are looking to develop a caring and hardworking individual in a demanding care assistant role by completing an apprenticeship. You will be trained in all aspects of working within a nursing home.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Sunday, 40 hours over shifts, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role is primarily to offer support to the care assistant team under the supervision of a senior member of staff.

Your daily duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • To visit service users as directed by the Operations Manager.
  • To provide personal care, e.g. to assist service users to wash, bathe, shower, dress, feed.
  • To assist service users to the commode or toilet, to empty catheter bags (where necessary), promoting continence where appropriate.
  • To assist service users to transfer safely, e.g. from bed to chair
  • To provide meals where necessary, having regard to service users'; dietary requirements and choice, and / or assist with meals on wheels.
  • To be aware of and to follow procedures for management of money at all times when dealing with service users'; finances.
  • To collect prescriptions if required and remind service users of the necessity of taking prescribed medicine, but not to administer medicine.
  • To assist service users to maintain contact with family, friends and the community.

Due to the personal care elements of this role you will need to be 18 years old before September to apply for this role.

You will be working a 40 hour week which will require flexibility and include weekends.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The right candidate will have:

The ability to be flexible and adaptable listen to and follow instructions to the highest level of accuracy, have an enthusiastic attitude with a willingness to learn, a high degree of commitment and drive.

Personal qualities

You must be friendly, polite, hardworking and punctual. You will be busy on your feet for long periods of time.

Qualifications required

No qualifications required, you will need to complete some initial maths and english assessments as part of the application process.

Future prospects

This is a fantastic opportunity with possible long term future prospects as the care home is anticipating major growth. There maybe an opportunity for the right candidate to complete further training/qualifications.

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Langdale Heights is a detached home that stands on a size-able plot surrounded by a matured garden and home to many of nature';s animals. It is approximately 150 yards off the A38 Burton Road and within 1 mile of Derby City Centre. It was registered as a dual-registered home ever since our acquisition and hence it has meant that those residents who required nursing care never had to leave the home, as it became a home for life. This was the impetus to change all our homes to dual registered homes. The home benefits from having its local amenities just a stones throw away and one of the largest NHS hospitals'; in the country within a 5-minute drive. �Our spacious rooms benefit from high ceilings and a great ambiance. �The home can house up to 25 residents, although we have 21 rooms. �The 4 executive double rooms offer generous size to comfortably accommodate both occupants. �The remaining 17 rooms are made up of both deluxe and premium deluxe rooms, with small variations in room size.


Langdale Heights


352 Burton Road


DE23 6AF

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Training provider

Paragon Skills are one of the leading training providers in the country. We have the ENERGY & EXPERIENCE to give you the EDGE in kick starting your career. Our Personal Tutors will deliver outstanding teaching and learning to help ENERGISE you to complete your apprenticeship training and leave you confident to EXECUTE tasks to the highest standard.

With this apprenticeship you will complete the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Technical Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Functional Skills in Maths & English
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.

All training will be delivered in the work place with no requirement for day release to college. You will be mentored by experienced members of staff while developing your skills to a nationally recognised industry standard.

PLEASE NOTE - candidates who meet the employer's criteria will be put forward for interview as soon as possible, this means that the vacancy could be filled before the advertised closing date. Please apply today to avoid disappointment.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Paragon Skills For Industry


Nikki Davey

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017