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Support Worker Apprentice Milestones Trust - The Chestnuts

As a Support Worker Apprentice at Milestones Trust you will be working under the guidance of the Home/Service Management, learning and applying the skills of a Support Worker, studying towards an Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3.

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

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Closing date: 04 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Hours between 7am-9:30pm including weekends on a shift basis. Exact shift to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Support Worker Apprentice at Milestones Trust, you will be working towards a Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 alongside your daily roles and responsibilities.

Your daily role will include:

  • You will build strong professional relationships with the people you support. This will be achieved by treating them with the dignity and respect alongside the appropriate communication will assist service users in making informed decisions
  • You will take opportunities to develop positive and professional working relationships with those you meet during your work, whilst attending and contributing positively and constructively at team meetings
  • You will take an active role in ensuring the delivery of an excellent service, by work being undertaking willingly, with a readiness to go the extra mile
  • You will take responsibility for planning and organising your work, ensuring you are punctual and use your own initiative
  • You will carry out a variety of administrative tasks relating to your role competently and efficiently

The above roles will be supported by the following responsibilities:

  • Undertake work experience, study, training and development focussed on becoming a competent and effective unsupervised support Worker, able to deliver the Trust's standard of support 
  • Work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in the support and encouragement of service users to define and develop their chosen lifestyle and ensure they take an active part in the planning of the service they want
  • Carry out activities in a safe way, always ensuring compliance with the Trust's policies and procedures
  • To attend and actively participate in regular reviews with your line manager, mentor and Lifetime Training
  • You will always follow the principles of Safeguarding Adults 

We are looking for an Apprentice Support Worker to join our team who are committed to providing meaningful community involvement and share the values and principles of positive behavioural support.

Here at The Chestnuts we provide support to six very different individuals who, on occasions, can find life challenging. The service has three very distinct living areas to its layout:

Meadow View: provides support to x4 men who share accommodation.

Upper Woodlands: provides support to one lady living in a self-contained flat.

Lower Woodlands: provides support to one lady living in a self-contained flat.

It is important for the people living at The Chestnuts to have support to access to their community to pursue their hobbies and to engage in activities of interest to them including shopping, swimming, social clubs, going out for lunch, bike riding and even working at a farm!

The people we support are involved in the running of the home, deciding where, when and what they eat, what they like to do each day, how to decorate the home and helping to recruit staff.

Staff at The Chestnuts pride themselves on providing individual support to our service users and strive to put the individual at the centre of all discussion and decision-making.

We are looking for someone who is fun, flexible, and eager to help the people we support with their busy lives!

We recognise that without the hard work, commitment and passion given by our staff, we wouldn't be the charity that we are today. In return we offer excellent, high quality learning opportunities and are committed to rewarding you with a competitive pay and benefits package.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Diploma
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Ongoing training and development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

Things to consider

The key dates shown are to be used as a guide only, should the right candidate be found, the vacancy may close early.

About the employer

Where others see obstacles, Milestones Trust see opportunities. More than ever, people in our society need what we have to offer: the expertise, experience, and empathy to bring about real, lasting, positive change. It can be the smallest of steps or the greatest of strides. Always, it's about moving forward, achieving one milestone after another, building momentum.


Milestones Trust - The Chestnuts


9 Lodge Road

BS37 7LE

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Lead adult care worker

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Jan 2023