Adult Care Worker Apprentice Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire County Council operate a range of Adult Social care services, including Reablement Service, residential care home for adults with a learning disability, Short breaks (Respite) services for adults with a learning and/or physical disability and more, all of which require 5 new apprentices to fill these roles.

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Closing date: 29 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,609.60 to £18,964.40

    £9,609 - £18,964 per annum (plus 8% enhancement if Sunday working)

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Mondays to Fridays with some weekends and evenings (8% pay enhancement if Sunday working). Further discussions to occur once appointed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • As a Level 2 Care Worker apprentice, you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience and skills in a range of Worcestershire County Council social care settings. 
  • In each setting, you will be playing a key role in helping our customers regain and/or promote their independence. You will gain experience in working with older people recovering from a stay in hospital, people living with dementia and people who are neurodiverse. The role will involve spending time in each service to gain experience supporting people in their own homes, in a day service or residential care home.

Tasks include: supporting individuals to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives, such as supporting them with washing, personal hygiene, dressing, support with mobility, preparing meals, rehabilitation, and leisure activities.

We understand the importance of a good work-life balance and our staff are as important to us as our customers, we have a variety of Wellbeing initiatives to support your health and wellbeing.

We are looking for people who can demonstrate a can-do attitude, and that are proactive, compassionate, and empathetic.  You should also be keen to learn and develop.

You’ll find an overview of some of the benefits in a document attached to this job advert so do take a look! Some of the other benefits we can offer include:

  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • Professional Learning & Development: This role has the opportunity for advancement into a permanent role. We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
  • Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.

The training you will be getting

  • You will gain a Level 2 qualification in Adult Social Care resulting in a Level 2 Diploma in Care.
  • Training will be based in Worcester, Worcestershire at County Hall.
  • Training will be one selected day a week, this is to be discussed upon successful employment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship.
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade At least 1 - 3 (D to E)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade At least 1 - 3 (D to E)) Essential

Things to consider

If you are a care leaver and you meet the minimum essential qualification criteria, you will be guaranteed an interview. Please indicate that you are a care leaver on your application. Priority at shortlisting will be given to applicants who have at least a level 1 - 3 (D to E) in Math and English or equivalent. Original Certificates Required.

About the employer

Worcestershire County Council delivers an array of services which support our residents and businesses. These include providing social care of some of the most vulnerable in society, helping the next generation get the best start in life through education, investing in our transport network, disposing of household waste sustainably, provision of Library service + country parks and supporting health + wellbeing within our communities.


Worcestershire County Council


County Hall

Spetchley Road




Sarah Foster

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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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