Support Worker Apprenticeship St. Piers School and College

We are excited to be launching our Apprenticeship Programme at St Piers. We are seeking 5 motivated Support Workers to enhance our already very experienced workforce. After a successful 13-month placement, you will gain a professional Level 2 qualification and a permanent job with St Piers.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    27 days holiday, plus 8 days for bank holidays. You will have access to all of our benefits to include: Onsite Gym membership Employee assistance programme Perkbox, a great website with loads of discounts

  • Working week

    30 hours per week. Hours will be varied to cover experience on all shifts during Monday - Friday. But they will never be before 7am or after 8pm. A weekend shift may be required for experience only and will not be regular.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will work with a learning mentor day to day and have exposure to all areas of the campus to include, our Residential, School and College setting, and the opportunity to gain some exposure to our admissions and therapies team.

This will give you a broader understanding of how each area of the campus works and the chance to meet and get to know the students and staff alike. 

The role includes the following:

  • Supporting students to participate in leisure and social activities
  • Organising and putting away of equipment
  • Assisting students with participation in learning activities

As a Support Worker you will be: 

  • Patient and supportive with the desire to help students to live their lives to their fullest potential 
  • Positive and encouraging  
  • Trustworthy and honest  
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Empathetic and understanding

Due to the nature of the work in gaining the qualification of Level 2 Adult Care Worker, the minimum age is 18 years. If you are not yet 18 years old but would like to apply you are welcome to begin applying approximately 2 months prior to your 18th birthday.

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

  • Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship (Standard) 
  • Care Certificate 
  • Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills English and maths

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On completion of the apprenticeship, and a track record of great performance, you will be offered a permanent role with us

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Trustworthy and honest


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Due to our remote village location, consideration needs to be given to how you will travel to work. There are regular trains to Lingfield. The station is approximately a 20-minute walk from our campus. We provide free, onsite parking.

About the employer

Young Epilepsy was established in 1897 by a religious charity as a colony for teaching agricultural skills to men with learning or physical disabilities. In 1904, a school was built exclusively for children with epilepsy, where staff used the local on-site farm, garden and wildlife to teach pupils. Fast forward 126 years and we are an innovative and creative school for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, striving to have a positive and lasting impact on their lives and futures. We have .c150 students on site, 13 residential properties, school, college, an assessment unit and our very own farm!


St. Piers School and College


Young Epilepsy

St. Piers Lane



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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