Apprentice Care Assistant St Margarets Homecare Limited

If you are caring, friendly and focused on helping us deliver quality homecare to our clients, then we would love to hear from you. Our senior team will give you the help and support you need. Be a part of the fantastic team at St Margaret’s. You will be responsible for delivering a personalised homecare service to each client in their own home.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £1.00 per hour extra per hour for working weekends. When you have gained more experience pay can be increased to £12.00 per hour, £13.00 per hour weekends. £150 new starter joining bonus £200 refer a friend scheme Additional fully paid mileage

  • Working week

    Work will be in shifts over 5 days per week (Monday to Sunday) and will include some morning and evening work. Shifts to be confirmed with employer.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Responsible for delivering a personalised homecare service to each client in their own home
  • Tasks could involve helping clients, get up, washed, showered or bathed. This may also include preparing breakfast
  • An evening call to help clients get ready for bed and prepare dinner
  • An overnight stay to support clients through the night. This may also include morning or end of day assistance discussed above. Assist with washing, laundry, shopping, meal preparation or any other assistance clients would like through the day
  • Supporting clients with social activities such as attending appointments, visiting family or friends or simply going for a walk with good company
  • Companionship and medication support

The training you will be getting

  • You will undertake an adult care worker level 2 apprenticeship
  • This will take on average 15 months to complete
  • It will be totally work based and regular assessor visits will take place between the college, apprentice and employer at the workplace
  • As an apprentice, you will receive 6hrs of learning time each week, allocated to your apprenticeship to concentrate on any set development activities

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Further training is negotiable depending on your role and aspirations. This could lead, for example, to lead adult care worker apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring


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

Things to consider

DBS is required, this will be paid for by the company.

About the employer

A family run business that focuses on offering the best possible standard of personal care and support so clients can stay in the comfort of their own home. Our expert team deliver a personalised homecare service.


St Margarets Homecare Limited


Windsor House

Cornwall Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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