Apprentice Care Assistant Barchester Healthcare Limited

We are looking for a committed caring Health Care Assistant,to promote a positive service user experience for all residents.

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Closing date: 07 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shift work Under 18 (30 hours) 6 hour shifts, over 7 days, you will work 5 day out of 7. You will not be required to work nights 18+ 12 hour shifts over 7 days including night shifts

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • To promote a positive service user experience for all residents
  • To be responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner.
  • To participating in working together with members of the team.
  • To report any concerns to the Manager in charge.
  • To demonstrate empathy, dignity, respect and compassionate at all times.
  • To understand the importance of the relatives/carers contribution to the service user.
  • To ensure all entries made in the progress notes are current, relevant and accurate.
  • To always promote healthy activities and lifestyle choices.
  • To be aware of Health and Safety in the workplace.
  • To engage in relevant discussions and attend appropriate team meetings.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Effective communication skills, verbally, listening and written including IT literacy.
  • Participate in a shift pattern
  • Awareness of safeguarding.
  • Awareness of confidentiality.

Personal qualities

  • Compassionate
  • Listening skills
  • Team Worker
  • Flexible
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Smart appearance and pleasant manner

Qualifications required

GCSE A-C grade maths/English

IT Qualification

Future prospects

For a successful candidate there may be the opportunity to be supported to complete the next level or a permanent position within the business

Things to consider

From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

We believe every one of the individuals we support deserves dignity, choice and independence. For us, recognising individuality means listening to what people tell us and ensuring every day is thoroughly enjoyable. Our approach includes jointly written care plans designed to help us learn about personal likes and dislikes as well as helping to set care and rehabilitative goals encouraging independence. We help the people we support keep up community links and welcome those visits from family and friends that can be so important.


Barchester Healthcare Limited


Tixover Grange




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Training provider

Training will be provided by City College Peterborough. Training is work based meaning you spend 4 days a week at placement and 1 day a week at college.

This includes functional skills classes where applicable

By the end of this apprenticeship you will have:

  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Functional Skills Level 1 English and Maths - if required
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Level 2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

City College Peterborough

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College Peterborough


Kimberley Morrissey

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Closing date: 07 Nov 2017