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Apprentice Care Assistant- L2 Westcliffe Dovehaven

Come and join our family-run company and build your career in Care. Up to £9.60 per hour, free parking, uniform provided plus full training and support throughout to develop your career in Care. As an Apprentice Care Assistant, you will be providing a range of personal and practical care to our residents. Duties include: Work with residents and their families to deliver tailored care to each individual.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting wage is £9.30 per hour but can increase to £9.60 dependant on age.

  • Working week

    Shifts are 12 hours from 8am - 8pm for a day shift. Exact shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

At Dovehaven, we are a family-run care group providing quality residential and nursing care for the elderly.

Working for Dovehaven Care Group is a rewarding experience, you will build relationships with those in your care and see them thrive in a caring and friendly environment.

As a care assistant, you will work together with other staff in the running of the home. You will aim to maintain high standards of care and service towards service users, relatives, visitors and other members of staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Provide assistance, personal care, activities and companionship to residents

·         Be alert to residents’ needs, health and wellbeing

·         Respect the residents’ dignity and privacy

·         Work with residents and their families to deliver tailored care to each individual

·         Assist with mealtimes and safe moving

·         Maintain accurate records for each resident


To succeed in this role you must be;

•Dependable, able to work well under pressure and flexible to meet the needs of the residents and the Home.

•Self-motivated, resilient and well-organised.

The Benefits

•Fortnightly Pay – 23 & under £9.30ph, over 23 £9.60ph

•28 days annual leave (pro rata)

•Free parking

•Cost of DBS Check

•Comprehensive induction

•Uniform Provided

•On-going training and development with the Dovehaven Training Academy

If you feel you have the right values for our family run Company, you will be supported by a programme of induction, training and development throughout your career with us.

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

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Dovehaven will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day. If successful, you will complete a Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship programme, delivered through Dovehaven’s dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020. We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are looking to bring the right people in to grow and develop in the business. We are always succession planning and there will be opportunities to progress and continue to learn.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

As part of our recruitment process you will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check.

About the employer

From warmth of welcome, to attentive care for all residents, you can feel that Dovehaven care homes are family-run. What sets us apart is our long experience of providing residential & nursing care, 37 years to be exact! We understand& appreciate what a big decision it can be moving into a care home. Grown from small beginnings our family of Dovehaven care homes continues to grow and flourish, with the welcome just as warm for our new residents today as it was for our first residents in 1984.




21 Westcliffe Road




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023