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Care Assistant Apprentice The Rachel Gunter Company

An exciting opportunity to work for the Rachel Gunter Company as an Adult Care Worker, helping to provide 24 hour care for one person in their home. We are looking for a kind, motivated individual who will work well as a team when assisting nurses with tasks.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Sunday including some evenings and weekends. Hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working under supervision, your main duties will be:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Personal care
  • Social care
  • Assisting nurse with tasks e.g. observations
  • Light domestic duties e.g. cooking and cleaning
  • There is also the possibility of completing some office work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good listening skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Good timekeeping
  • Good literacy & numeracy skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Time-planning and ability to meet deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Kind
  • Honesty
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to use own initiative but know when to seek guidance
  • Motivated & willing to accept responsibility
  • Keen to progress
  • Willing to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent personal hygiene and presentation

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent in English Language and mathematics at grade 9 to 4 (A*- C)

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to apply for any appropriate vacancy available at that time. It is our firm commitment to offer a permanent position wherever possible upon completion of your level 2 with the potential to progress to your level 3 qualification.

Things to consider

  • Your working week will be 30 hours, Monday to Sunday including some evenings and weekends
  • An interest in swimming would be ideal but not essential. You will have the opportunity to be trained as a pool assistant
  • Holding a full driving licence while not essential, would be an advantage
  • You will be trained in basic nursing skills
  • Please note there is a cat on the premises

All training and assessment will occur in the workplace. Assessments will be undertaken by a representative from NSCG - Stafford College. College attendance will only be necessary if Functional Skills in maths and/or English are to be completed.

Throughout the apprenticeship process i.e. teaching, learning and assessment, you will be fully prepared to complete an End Point Assessment where you will be assessed through a combination of testing in controlled conditions, evidence produced in the workplace and recorded interview, therefore comprehensively examining the work you have completed

Interviews will be on-going and the vacancy will be withdrawn early if a suitable candidate is appointed. Please therefore complete your application as soon as possible.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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About the employer

The Rachel Gunter Company are set up to provide 24 hour care for one person in their own home.

Located in Stafford.


The Rachel Gunter Company



Edison Road


ST16 3ND

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Training provider

Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College


The Apprenticeship Hub 01785 275660

  • Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • The Care Certificate (where appropriate)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths & English (where appropriate)

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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