Apprentice Healthcare Worker Seven Gables

Seven Gables is a family run care home providing 25 beds for the care of the elderly. The home is in a quiet residential area close to the shops, church and beach.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 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

    Working week consisting of various shifts - 7am - 2pm & 2pm - 9pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Seven Gables are looking for a motivated, keen team player to join their friendly team in Totland.

The successful candidates duties will include assisting residents and accommodating their needs and requirements and will be required to have the following qualities:

  • To be able to deliver high standards of care to clients working alongside the existing team.
  • Have good people skills and be a good communicator.
  • Assisting with personal care and dressing.
  • Assisting at meal times and help with eating.
  • Supporting residents with their daily activities.
  • Provide emotional and social support.
  • Deliver high standards of care meeting the needs of each client.
  • Be able to work within a team and be aware of the policies in the care home whilst promoting independence, privacy and dignity.

This post is suitable for those who live in the vicinity of the home as it requires early morning shifts. Own transport is also desired for this post as it is not easy to get to via public transport.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate well and work as an effective team player.
  • Good ability to be able to write and record in clients notes and various other documentation.
  • Must have a desire and interest to work with the elderly.
  • Own transport is desired as it is not easy to get to via public transport.

Personal qualities

  • Bright. 
  • Cheerful.
  • Trustworthy. 
  • Willing to work.
  • Flexible approach to shift work as this post offers early morning shifts.

Qualifications required

None as full training will be provided but must be willing to progress within the field of Health & Social Care training opportunities.

Future prospects

For the right candidate a permanent position as a full time carer with the relevant experience and qualifications. There is also an opportunity to progress to a senior carer in the future.

Things to consider

A DBS check will be carried out. Please note this position requires you to live locally to Seven Gables as it offers early morning shifts.

About the employer

Seven Gables Rest Home is a registered care home for the elderly situated in Totland on the Isle of Wight. The home prides itself on delivering a high standard of care using the latest training and working alongside recognised training providers.


Seven Gables


York Lane

Totland Bay

PO39 0ER

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Training provider

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2.
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care.
  • Functional Skills Math Level 1, if required.
  • Functional Skills English Level 1, if required.

When you start your apprenticeship you will be allocated a training adviser who will meet with you to discuss your training. Mandatory training will also take place in the care home.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

Care Learning Centre

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care Learning Centre


Jo Stallard 01983 533993

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017