Apprentice Care Assistant St Davids Residential Care Home

This role has plenty of opportunity to learn and develop whilst working at St David’s Residential Home in Great Yarmouth. You will be working as part of a team in supporting elderly residents with their daily needs.

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Closing date: 22 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

    Monday - Sunday (varying shifts)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The duties will include: 

  • Washing and dressing residents and assisting with hearing aids, brushing hair, etc.
  • Domestic duties, making beds, washing-up, serving drinks etc.
  • Assisting with activities.
  • Reading and recording information/facts into care plans.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with other health workers/services/families.
  • Supporting residents with their decision making.
  • Maintain confidentiality and follow the Data Protection Act.
  • The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description.
  • The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.

Your induction will cover topics such as: Health and safety, Safeguarding, hand hygiene, infection control, COSHH, manual handling.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will have the following skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Ability to follow guidance and instructions
  • Attention to detail
  • A reasonable level of fitness
  • Ability to work under pressure

Personal qualities

You will need to be:

  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Respectful and treat others with dignity
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Keen to develop your skills
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Friendly and helpful in manner

Qualifications required

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above (or the equivalent) to include English and Maths.
  • As part of the pre-employment check process, proof of qualifications will be required.

Future prospects

The completion of this apprenticeship will provide you with an industry recognised level 2 qualification, which will naturally improve your chances of gaining ongoing employment in your chosen field.

Things to consider

Applicant will need to be physically able to do the demands of the job, as there is a lot of standing, climbing stairs and walking throughout every shift. All appointments are made subject to satisfactory medical, police and reference checks, prior to appointment, and you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application form and identity evidence must be provided. Employer is willing to pay 50% towards the cost of obtaining a DBS application. Before applying for this position, please ensure that you record full details of all qualifications you currently hold in the area provided, as the first stage of the process will be to ensure the minimum qualification criteria is met. Applications direct to the employer will not be considered – please apply using the on-line matching system. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution. There are eligibility criteria for government funded apprenticeship schemes that apply and therefore applicants must be aged 16 or above, have been resident in the UK/EU for the last 3 years, must not possess a Degree, Level 4 qualification or above or already be in any form of formal government-funded education. Applications will be assessed and interviewed as they are received, which may result in the vacancy closing before the advertised closing date, please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Saint David’s Residential Care Home provides care and support to up to 18 older people, some living with dementia.


St Davids Residential Care Home



Nelson Road South

Great Yarmouth

NR30 3JA

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard for Adult Care Worker
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Health and Safety

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care > Adult Care Worker

Training provider

East Coast College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by East Coast College


Sandra Peck 01493 419891

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017