Adult Care Apprentice (Day Centre) Age UK Gateshead

An excellent opportunity is available to join Age UK Gateshead, as a Level 2 Adult Care Apprentice. Your role will be to support day centre staff to create a fun, inviting and supportive atmosphere to enable individuals to come together and socialise. You will provide support through passenger assistance, planning activities and preparing refreshments.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 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

    30 hours per week, days to be confirmed. Start time 8.30am Finish time 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To be successful in this role, you will have a caring and empathetic nature with a can-do attitude. You will be bubbly and enthusiastic as communication is key to engage with the clients.

Daily duties will include:

  • Assisting clients with limited mobility to and from the bus, up and out their chair etc.
  • Planning and delivering activities or entertainment for the daycentre with the team.
  • Data base entry & basic computer work surrounding client care plans and profiles.
  • Passenger assistant – riding on the bus when collecting or dropping off clients to assist them on and off the bus where necessary.
  • Spending time with the clients having a laugh and helping facilitate and over all happy atmosphere.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Adult Care Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Diploma in Care
  • Functional skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate, a position may be available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Empathetic, Listening Skills


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Place of work Gateshead - for this position the apprentice will be some of the time working at various locations in Gateshead, but will start and finish the day at Head Office.

About the employer

Age UK Gateshead is a leading charitable organisation dedicated to improving the lives of older people in the Gateshead community. With a rich history of service and a commitment to empowering later life, we have been a trusted partner for seniors and their families for many years.


Age UK Gateshead


The Bank, 215 High Street, Gateshead

Tyne and Wear



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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 Recruitment Team

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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