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Adult Care Worker Apprentice DOUNIA AHMED

East Sussex Supported Living (ESSL), Dounia Ahmed, are recruiting for an Adult Care Apprentice. The role will be split between several Eastbourne sites and a Hailsham site. The role will involve working with vulnerable adults in a team setting (usually around six clients in each house) enabling them to live as independently as possible.

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Closing date: 09 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages will be between £10,140-£11,999 per year.

  • Working week

    30 hours minimum up to a maximum of 37.5 hours weekly. Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The employer will be interviewing throughout the advertisement so the apprenticeship may begin before the closing date.

The apprentice will work under the direction of one of our support team to assist clients in all areas of their support needs as appropriate.

Support can range from:

  • Prompts to maintain personal hygiene and good health
  • Assistance with laundry, cleaning, cooking and shopping etc.
  • Help with budgeting, benefits, mail and telephone calls
  • Liaising with other professional agencies
  • Emotional and listening support
  • Support to engage in social activities
  • Keeping professional records – training will be given
  • The apprentice’s working day may be in one site only or sometimes across two locations

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

You will complete the Level 2 Adult care worker Apprenticeship standard which will include:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (grade Pass)
  • Care Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grade D-E or level 3-2) unless exempt
  • Apprenticeship Certificate (Pass, Merit or Distinction)


6 hours of your week will be spent on off-the-job training. Off-the-job training is any training that is relevant to the apprenticeship. It will include meetings with your assessor every 4-6 weeks, written work, being mentored, shadowing other staff members, putting together a portfolio, mock End Point Assessments and so on. On top of seeing your assessor every 4-6 weeks, there will also be reviews regarding your progress every 10-12 weeks. In these reviews you will be set targets to keep you on track.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There MAY be a possibility of a permanent post with ESSL on completion of the apprenticeship. There is, however, no guarantee of this as it would depend on a vacancy arising within existing team.

By the end of the apprenticeship, ESSL would hope that the apprentice has acquired a variety of transferrable skills that could be used in the care sector or other careers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Communication, Positivity, Empathic, Flexible, Non-judgemental, Enthusiasm


GCSE or equivalent English Literature or Language and maths (Grade 4/C/Level 2 Functional Skills) Desired

Things to consider

The apprentice will need to be prepared to travel across and work in different bases, in Eastbourne and Hailsham, – sometimes during the same working day – using their own transport or public transport. The locations for this apprenticeship are as follows: Eastbourne: Avondale Road, BN22 8JW Friday Street, BN23 8AG Redoubt Road, BN22 7DL Hailsham: Battle Road, BN27 1DS Travelling expenses are payable between sites. Reasonable travelling time will be included as part of the shift, from the time of arrival at the first site to the time of finishing your working day. The apprentice will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check before being able to work alone with any client – this will be organised and paid for by ESSL soon after the apprentice has started work with us. Company benefits: -Statutory paid holiday and sick leave -Light meals and tea and coffee provided free of charge during working days. -If you work 30 hours per week you will be paid £195 per week. If you work 35.5 hours per week you will be paid £230.75 per week. - Previous apprentices have gone onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

About the employer

ESSL was established in 2008 and provides high quality supported accommodation to vulnerable adults all of whom have learning difficulties and/or mental health disabilities and who are unable to live completely independently. ESSL is a client-led service and delivers support based on individual needs and goals set with clients and laid out in support plans. ESSL works with clients to help increase their levels of confidence and independence whilst supporting them to maximise their quality of life. ESSL monitors client’s health, well-being, and safety at all times.







BN27 4EW

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Training provider



Katie Parris


Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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