Apprentice JCR Support Worker East Sussex County Council

​If you are patient, kind and caring you could make a positive difference as a support worker. You will be visiting clients in their homes, teaching clients new skills to help regain independence, as well as other duties. You will learn skills for life by becoming a JCR Support Worker Apprentice.

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

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £22,778 - £23,194 per annum pro rata (includes increment for weekend working)

  • Working week

    There are permanent contracts available ranging from 18 to 30 hours per week. You will be required to work alternate weekends and a mix of shifts. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We’re looking for caring and passionate people who want to make a real difference to the lives of others.

You don’t need any experience; we will train you and there are lots of opportunities for development.

As a Support Worker, you will assist older adults who have had a spell of illness get back to independence in their own home. Working alongside other professionals, you may initially be providing some personal care, helping with therapy exercises, and giving emotional support to help clients regain the skills and confidence they need to manage these everyday tasks themselves.

You will learn skills for life by becoming a JCR Support Worker Apprentice.

We are looking for enthusiastic, caring, and motivated individuals to become Apprentice Support Workers. 

Being a Support Worker is a rewarding and key role, helping older adults who have had an illness or injury to regain their independence at home.

During your apprenticeship, you will work alongside experienced staff delivering high quality care. Your role will be varied and will include:

- visiting clients in their homes
- teaching clients new skills to help regain independence
- making clients comfortable
- talking and listening to clients
- support with meal preparations
- provide assistance/support with personal care

We provide all the training you need - you don’t need any previous experience, just the desire to make a difference. You will also need a full driving licence to meet the travel requirements of the role.

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

We will train you on the job, in the workplace and it won’t cost you a penny. You will then receive a Level 2 Diploma in Care. 

We will support you all the way during your apprenticeship. Our apprenticeship programme offers many benefits from working with a large organisation, including:

- mentoring support
- when you complete your apprenticeship, you will receive a certificate as an Adult Care Worker
- you will be in a permanent role as a JCR Support Worker when you pass your apprenticeship
- there are lots of opportunities for career progression

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Could lead to a permanent role at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


Other QCF level 1 in Maths and English (Grade 1) Essential

About the employer

East Sussex County Council is the largest employer in the county, with over 9,000 employees. ESCC offers good career progression and training opportunities in a variety of interesting and diverse roles.


East Sussex County Council


2 Firwood Close


BN22 9QL


Tracy Sampson, Intermediate Care Manager

07902 370635

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2023