Apprentice Support Worker HFT

You will enable the people we support to lead fulfilling lives based upon their personal support needs. You need to work to the standards set internally (by HFT) and externally (for example, by the Care Quality Commission).

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

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37.5 Hours Per Week

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Day to day duties include -

  • Support people with learning disabilities in line with their support plan
  • Support people with personal care (toileting and bathing)
  • Encourage people to engage in everyday home, social & leisure activities
  • Support people with their health needs (taking medication & attending GP appointments)
  • Keep accurate records
  • Work positively with colleagues, families & external organisations
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Improve the support provided by discussing any new ideas

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We need people who -

  • Are enthusiastic about supporting people
  • Are able to communicate using a range of methods
  • Articulate views with passion and understanding
  • Speak clearly using positive, simple, straight forward language
  • Tackle issues with a positive frame of mind
  • Work at a pace comfortable to the person they are supporting

Personal qualities

We need people who -

  • Are enthusiastic
  • Use their initiative
  • Have a desire to be part of the social care world
  • Are patient with people
  • Are kind and thoughtful to others
  • Have a positive outlook

Qualifications required

  • Grades C or above in Maths and English are preferred but not a necessity
  • A Health & Social Care qualification is desirable (Level 1 or 2)
  • DBS Check will be required

Future prospects

Hourly rate will be assessed as you develope and train to a higher standard, potentially rising to 8.12. On completion of the 12 month apprenticeship program, depending on performance, you may be offered a full time position at HFT.

Things to consider

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).

About the employer

Hft is a national charity, providing services for people with learning disabilities throughout England. We support people to live the best lives possible - whether by providing support for just a couple of hours a week, or 24 hours a day. Our services include Supported Living, Residential Care, and Short Break services. We empower people to make their own choices, including finding a job, building friendships and relationships and taking part in activities.




1 Blowing House Lane

St Austell

PL25 5AT

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Functional Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Allied Health Profession Support

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by GP STRATEGIES TRAINING LIMITED


James Leighton

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: 15 Oct 2017