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Adult Care Apprentice Home Instead

You will be providing care to our clients in their own homes. Someone with a kind, compassionate heart to make a true difference to the quality of life for our clients. You will provide a variety of non-medical (companionship, home help, personal care) services to support them retain their independence in their own home

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £210.00 - £227.50

  • Working week

    Mon to Sun with 2 days off each week (on a rota basis, alternative weekends) Hours vary weekly with a maximum of 2 evenings per week Average 35 hour week

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

Companionship Services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Offer companionship and conversation
  • Monitor diet and eating
  • Stimulate and encourage through a variety of activities (for example clothing selection, hobbies and crafts)
  • Arrange and provide reminders for appointments, activities and outings
  • Help with travel arrangements
  • Organise mail and write letters
  • Assist with walking (lending an arm to steady)
  • Accompany to appointments and social events (for example visiting friends or family, lunch, club meetings)

Home Help Services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Run errands/collect prescriptions etc
  • Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, washing and ironing, taking out rubbish, caring for houseplants etc)
  • Organise and tidy cupboards and check food expiry dates
  • Plan prepare and tidy away meals
  • Answer the door
  • Assist with pet care
  • Supervise home maintenance
  • Help with shopping and oversee home deliveries

Personal Care Services which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide medication reminders
  • Help with bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Help with continence care
  • Assist to eat and drink
  • Provide Dementia/Alzheimer care
  • Provide respite/convalescence care
  • Assist with morning/wake up and or evening/tuck in

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Willingness to work and communicate professionally with Home Instead office teams and other social and health care professionals
  • Respect for people with different backgrounds and beliefs to your own and who may have a range of medical conditions. Commitment to non-discriminatory care practice
  • Willing to seek guidance when needed and follow instructions
  • Excellent time keeper who is organised and reliable
  • Good hygiene practice, including personal hygiene and a smart appearance 
  • Good level of stamina and fitness to meet the physical demands of the job

Personal qualities

  • Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect
  • Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations
  • Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build relationships with clients and their families in a friendly and pleasant manner
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and make common sense decisions at short notice

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grade 4/Level 2 in English and maths
  • Full UK Driving Licence with own car

Future prospects

This role will develop and grow over the course of studies, and further opportunities may result in:

  • Trainer 
  • Care Co-ordinator 
  • Senior CAREGiver
  • Team Leader
  • Deputy Care Manager
  • Care Manager

Things to consider

Please do not apply if you do not meet the qualification requirements

All shortlisted applicants will be expected to:

  • Confirm their ability to travel
  • Have a passion to study the qualification and a good understanding of the profession
  • Research the company before applying for this vacancy
  • The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £4.30 per hour as of 1st of April 2021. 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 currently £6.56 an hour for 18-20 year olds; £8.36 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £8.91 for those over 25
  • For apprentices aged 19 or over, once you reach the 2nd year of your apprenticeship you will be entitled to the national minimum wage for your age group

About the employer

Home Instead has been at the forefront of specialised home care for the elderly and supporting those being cared for and their families for many years. Founded on personal experience, these family values remain at the core of everything we do 24 years on.


Home Instead


Unit 4 The Courtyard

Milton Road


HP21 7LZ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aylesbury College


Matthew Briggs 01296 410029

Adult care worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • The candidate will be learning lots of new skills in role, being trained on hoisting, medication, moving and handling, dementia care, parkinsons, palliative care and end of life care. They will also be trained on care plans, risk assessments and incident reporting

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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