Care Assistant Apprentice CARE UK LIMITED

Are you a compassionate and caring individual with a can-do attitude? Care UK have a fantastic opportunity for a Care Assistant Apprentice.

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

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours per week - shift work TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

- Where you'll work

Oak House is a welcoming care home, located in the town of Slough. Our friendly, experienced team provides residential, nursing and respite care for older people, including individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. We also offer supportive and sensitive end of life care.
We get to know each resident on a one-to-one basis, so that we can make their care programme as individual as they are. We offer residents a choice in everything that we do and we build strong relationships with each person, their family and their friends.

Every month we hold a relaxed meeting with residents and their relatives, to discuss how we can make improvements to day-to-day life at Oak House. It's a great opportunity for everyone to share their ideas and make suggestions about things like our menu.

- About You

You don’t need any prior qualifications or experience. What you do need is core values suited to working in a care environment. You’re a compassionate, can-do person looking to start a career as a carer. You know how important it is to treat people as individuals. You’re keen to earn while you learn, gaining new skills, experience and qualifications, without going to college and taking on debt. You want to progress quickly with the opportunity to explore exciting career options with a supportive employer.

Your Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care

The Care UK apprenticeship programme begins with a 12-week induction. This combines practical training with e-learning to give you the basic skills you’ll need. Once you’ve completed this, you’ll start on the job. Working as part of a friendly, close-knit care team, you’ll learn how to provide high quality care to residents in a safe manner. At the same time, we’ll give you the support you need to make a success of your apprenticeship. You’ll attend regular training workshops and you’ll have a mentor to encourage and support you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality personal care following the care plan and individual resident wishes to ensure the comfort and dignity of each resident
  • Adhere to the local Safeguarding policy, incorporating the Duty of Candour requirements
  • Deliver of care that it is of high quality and maintains the dignity and well-being of residents
  • Understand the importance of privacy, dignity, choice and consent and uphold these basic rights at all times
  • Contribute to the individualised person centered care planning process of each resident and recording appropriate interactions and observations
  • Complete all regulatory and statutory training requirements and comply with all company policy and procedures whilst at work
  • Carry out  responsibilities for residents ensuring that residents receive one-to-one quality time when on duty
  • In consultation with the residents/families offer support to maintain the resident’s room, clothing and property in order
  • Establish professional working relationships with the residents as well as their families and friends, to provide a safe and reassuring environment
  • Work collaboratively within the team to promote a healthy, professional and friendly atmosphere for all residents as well as their families and friends
  • Support new residents and their families and friends in orientation of the home environment
  • Maintain communication and working relationships with healthcare professionals in the home
  • Be professional, courteous and transparent in your communication
  • Assist and actively encourage the social care and the well-being of residents
  • Escort residents out of the home when required for appointments etc. following completion of a risk assessment by the registered nurse
  • Attend opportunities for personal training and development to meet CareUK and the apprenticeship programme requirements
  • Commit to and complete the requirements of the apprenticeship
  • Complete any other reasonable task requested by the Clinical Lead or Home Manager which is within your competence
  • To assist the resident with any personal care required (i.e help toileting, changing pads, washing etc).
  • Assisting at meal times.
  • Helping residents to get up in the morning and to bed in the evenings. (This may include hoisting. Training will be given).
  • Offering companionship and keeping the residents company throughout the day.
  • Updating and reviewing any care plans.
  • Liaising with Senior Carers and Team Leaders.
  • Escalating and issues or concerns to Senior Carers and Team Leaders.
  • Ensure that residents are safeguarded effectively.
  • Ensure the residents safety at all times.
  • Manual handling.
  • Team work and Relationship Building.

As an apprentice at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Full-time 12-month apprenticeship (minimum 30 hours per week)
  • Competitive pay – we pay the National Living Wage
  • High quality 12-week induction
  • Supportive mentor
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
  • Option to apply for Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (if successful at Level 2)
  • Opportunity to work towards a nursing or management role
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will not need any previous experience, however you do need to be passionate about starting a career as a carer.

Personal qualities

  • Compassionate
  • Can-do attitude
  • Passionate
  • Caring

Qualifications required

You do not need to have any prior qualifications

Future prospects

On going training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Things to consider

Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence. Under 18s apprentices • Can’t work more than 8 hours a day • No more than 40 hours a week • No nights • No long days (8am-8pm) 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, £7.05 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.50 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit:

About the employer

We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As a leading provider of apprenticeships in healthcare, we currently have over 700 apprentices. Our goal is to help every apprentice fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support.




Oak House

Forest Close, Wexham Road



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Adult Care Worker
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care > Adult Care Worker

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017