Support Worker Apprenticeship AGE UK CALDERDALE & KIRKLEES

In order that we can be most effective in the provision and delivery of services and projects to the older people of Calderdale & Kirklees you will need to work as part of a team. You will contribute to and share in the work of the organisation while maintaining an awareness of the political and social environment in which we work.

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

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The post holder will assist with providing care to the clients at the centres, and escort duties on the transport to ensure the safe transfer of clients to and from the centre
  • The post holder will be responsive to, and understand the changing needs of clients and carers, will monitor clients, and take appropriate action when necessary
  • The post holder will report any concerns about client care to their line manager
  • The post holder will support their line managers in the running of the centres
  • The post holder will be expected to work to the aims of Wellbeing Centre Services Standards set out by Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees and Age England Association
  • The post holder will be expected to be aware of current Health and Safety regulations, and to be responsible for reporting issues of concern to their line manager
  • The post holder will be willing to undertake personal care tasks for clients when necessary
  • The post holder will be expected to provide escort duties following appropriate training
  • The post holder will be expected to ensure lunch, refreshments and all activities are provided to meet client need

The training you will be getting

  • The successful candidate will work towards a Level 2 Adult Care Worker Qualification
  • Functional Skills English and Maths if required
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To be discussed on completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Caring, Flexible, Good work ethic, Hard working


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

About the employer

The most valuable asset to Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees are the people involved with the charity. Our approach to recruitment and selection of employees reflects the importance of people to us, the values and the organisation of the charity including: To be client centred. Deliver services with compassion. Value staff and volunteers. Be inclusive and embrace equality and diversity. Develop trust in our services. Everybody working together to achieve the same objectives. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to attracting and recruiting people with a disability. Through the Disability Confident scheme, we are challenging attitudes towards disability, increasing understanding of disability, removing barriers to disabled people and those with long term conditions so that all can reach their full potential and realise their aspirations.







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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


Sinead O'Halloran

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to the Calderdale College website to apply for this apprenticeship.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 May 2024