Adult Care Apprentice (Dementia Day Centre) Age UK Gateshead

An excellent opportunity is available to work in the Dementia Day Centre at Age UK Gateshead. You will support staff to create a fun, inviting and supportive atmosphere to enable individuals to come together and socialise in a supportive environment. A can-do attitude is necessary.

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Closing date: 17 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 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The ideal candidate will have a caring and empathetic nature alongside a can do attitude. A bubbly and enthusiastic approach to work with good communication skills is required for this dynamic role.

Daily duties will include:

  • Assisting clients with a diagnosis of dementia to and from the bus, up out their chair etc.
  • Planning and delivering activities or entertainment for the dementia daycentre with the wider team
  • Data base entry and basic computer skills
  • 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 an over all happy atmosphere
  • Joining in with activities, singing and dancing

The training you will be getting

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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate, there is a position 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, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Listening skills


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

Things to consider

Place of work Gateshead. The apprentice will be based at House on The Hill, Sunderland Road, Gateshead, but will start and finish their day at Head Office (The Bank, 215 High Street, NE8 1BX).

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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