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Apprentice Care Assistant Mulberry House

Do you want to work in a stunning, newly renovated care home with an excellent team where progression is encouraged? Mulberry House is a brilliant place to start your caring career. It is the ultimate people job you will build solid relationships and trust with the vulnerable service users, sometimes in challenging situations.

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

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    02 Dec 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Please note that the wage advertised is for Under 21's. This role will be paying the following rates:

Under 21 - £6.90

21 and Over - £8.50


  • Your daily routine will be varied
  • You will support the service users to wash, dress, undress, and help them with continence care, feeding, hydration, oral care, hair care, nail care and emotional support and stimulation
  • This will include encouraging them to participate in activities and community support where required
  • A care assistant plays a major role in creating a happy and caring environment adopting a totally flexible approach and attitude to the challenges of the post
  • You will support service users with dignity, empathy and respect and you will promote independence, inclusion and stimulation at all times

We will train you in all aspects of care and ensure that your training is up to date and refreshed regularly. There is opportunity to progress up to a Senior Care Assistant role if you really thrive as a Care Assistant.


  • Extra paid day off on your birthday
  • Refund on your DBS check after probation is passed
  • Competitive rates of pay with the opportunity to increase this through training and development
  • Annual wage reviews
  • Support and funding for RQF Qualifications
  • Carers will be trained to the nationally recognised Care Certificate level
  • Opportunity for overtime where possible
  • Homely, mostly non-purpose built care homes
  • Free hot meals on a long shift
  • Free uniforms provided
  • Paid breaks
  • Free parking
  • Special bank holiday pay rates on major bank holidays
  • Learning & Development - free training (you are paid to attend training) and personalised training plans
  • Recognition Rewards - e.g. employee of the month
  • Friend Referral Reward Scheme
  • Parties & Events

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to use initiative
  • Able to work in a team as well as on your own at times

Personal qualities

  • A warm & friendly personality
  • A good communicator
  • Reliable


Desired qualifications

Maths and English will be assessed as part of the application process.

No formal qualifications required although Care Certificate or NVQ 2/3 (or equivalent) is beneficial.

Future prospects

There is the view for this to be a permanent position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Buckland Care is an independent, family run business established in 1993 and comprising of 12 Residential and Nursing Homes extending across the South of England and the Isle of Wight. We pride ourselves on each care home’s unique identity and homely atmosphere, excellent facilities, and most of all, their level of care. Every member of staff sees their role not just as a care provider, but as a friend and confidante to our residents.


Mulberry House


Brimley Lane

Newton Abbot

TQ13 9JS

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Vicky Williams 02393 876392

  • Level 2 Health & Social Care qualification
  • Functional Skills maths & English (if required)
  • Further training provided by the company

Apprenticeship standard

Healthcare support worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Oct 2021