Apprentice Support Worker Ormerod Home Trust Ltd

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the Ormerod Trust’s new Learning Disability Support Worker Apprenticeship Training Scheme which will provide you with rounded experience working across all the provision the Trust offers to its service users.

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

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Closing date: 01 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 per week to include day at College, 5 days out of 7 to a shift rota system From earliest start at 7am/8am to working evenings up to latest 10pm & weekends

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

This opportunity is aimed at encourage new people to enter into the care industry and provide them with experience and knowledge to progress within the sector.

  • You will help to make someone’s life better
  • You will help someone to learn new things
  • You will assist someone with new activities
  • You will enable someone to be independent
  • You will help someone to achieve their dreams


Apprentices report to Service Managers and Team Managers

Apprentices will interact with Service Users, colleagues and Managers on a daily basis

Training will include working in all Services


Daily Tasks:

  • Giving Medication
  • Food preparation
  • Assisting someone with eating and drinking
  • Shopping
  • Planning and budgeting
  • Participating in activities, employment, education, leisure, social
  • Domestic tasks
  • Personal care, toileting, bathing etc.
  • Maintaining and developing relationships
  • Promoting equality and diversity
  • Organising Medical appointments
  • Advocacy and supporting rights

Supporting and promoting independence (Enabling service users)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You need to be good at:

  • listening
  • working as part of the team
  • able to follow instructions
  • flexible approach as every day may be different
  • Willing to undertake duties such as cooking

Personal qualities

  • Mature outlook
  • Patient
  • Caring, helpful nature
  • Honest and Trustworthy, respectful of others
  • Open minded
  • Friendly
  • Positive and Motivated – shows commitment
  • Team Player
  • Reliable
  • Punctual

Qualifications required

  • English
  • Maths

(Or equivalents)

(You will work towards these as part of the programme if you do not currently hold these qualifications)

Future prospects

Employment as a qualified support worker Further training Level 3 apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Career path – management development

Things to consider

24/7 Service – we operate 365 days a year, round the clock 24 hours Shift Work Weekend Working Able to undertake providing personal care 28 days paid holidays Training and Development programme for all staff

About the employer

We are a local well established independent charity that provides care and support to adults and children with a learning disability across the Fylde, Blackpool, and Wyre areas of Lancashire. Every person we support has a personalised service designed around them – this makes sure the service fits around the person, and never the other way around. We are focussed on supporting people to achieve wellbeing, maximise independence, uphold their rights, achieve their personal goals, and take control of their own lives as active and valued members of their local community. Our commitment is to provide a service that is based on individuality, innovation, and independence


Ormerod Home Trust Ltd


2 Headroomgate Road

Lytham St. Annes


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Training provider

Day release at College to achieve L2 QCF in Health and Social Care

Training scheme for 12 months– working across all Services with different service users

In house training:

Care Certificate Training

First Aid training

Other Mandatory training e.g. health and safety

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Preston's College

Employer's Application Instructions

When you apply for this vacancy you will automatically be redirected to Preston’s College website who are recruiting on behalf of this employer. You will be asked to complete an online application form similar to the ‘recruit an apprentice’ one. Once you have submitted your application you will be contacted by Preston’s College who will inform you of the next stage of your application. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Nov 2017