Apprentice Care Assistant Langdale Lodge

Langdale Lodge 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 shifts up to 40 hours, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    03 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.

Your working week will require flexibility and include weekends.

Application Process:

  • APPLY - via GetMyFirstJob, please upload your CV
  • ASSESSMENT - we will ask you to complete some short online assessments
  • EMPLOYER - your CV and application will be sent to the employer for consideration
  • INTERVIEW - If you are selected for interview we will be in touch to arrange a date and time

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need to have excellent communication skills and be prepared to be busy and on your feet for long periods of time.

Personal qualities

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

You must be friendly, polite, hardworking and punctual.

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 Lodge is a purpose-built, detached home based in the market town of Chesterfield. With its contemporary design and layout, our home gives our residents the feel of residing in a hotel, whilst simultaneously recognising it as a home with the residents own individual touches to their rooms.

�Set in a rural area, the home can be easily accessed from the M1, an approximate 10-minute drive.

�The town';s most unique landmark, the �Crooked Spire';, a 14th Century Anglican Church can be seen from the fields that stretch across from the Lodge.


Langdale Lodge


56 Selhurst Road


S41 7HR

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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.

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