Care Assistant Apprentice Merstone Hall Residential Home

Merstone Hall have opened up an exciting apprentice opportunity in Bournemouth. You will be required to provide care on a daily basis to all residents within the home.

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Closing date: 02 Nov 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

    30 hours a week Days and Times TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties include:

  • Assisting residents with dressing, undressing, bathing and personal care
  • Helping residents with mobility problems and disabilities
  • To care for residents who are unwell i.e. changing dressings and bed nursing
  • To plan and assist in mental and physical activities for residents i.e. walking with them, reading, and hobbies
  • To make and change beds, light cleaning duties and emptying commodes
  • To launder and inspect residents clothing
  • To meet and greet visitors to the home and answer telephone calls
  • Take part in staff meetings and training activities as directed
  • To read and write reports
  • To prepare and deliver meals and assist in feeding residents who need help
  • To conduct all procedures in the home in line with legislation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good time keeping
  • Ability to take instruction
  • Communicate effectively with all ages
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Committed to personal and professional development

Personal qualities

  • Team player
  • Outgoing
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Caring
  • Trustworthy
  • Responsible
  • Able to use own initiative

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

A long term career in health and social care.

About the employer

Merstone Hall Nursing home accommodates up to 45 residents within a spacious three storey building. The home consists of individually styled single rooms and double rooms, many of which have en-suite facilities Merstone Hall aims to provide quality, individually tailored nursing care within a secure, relaxed and homely environment.


Merstone Hall Residential Home



Florence Road



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Training provider

QCF training will be provided and a certificate in health and social care will be gained.

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Functional skills - Application of Number Level 1 and Communication Level 1

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

T2 Business Solutions

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by T2 Business Solutions


Joel Walsh 02920534850

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Closing date: 02 Nov 2017