Apprentice Care Worker

Aranlaw House

An Apprentice care worker required to help in a busy dementia care home. This is an opportunity to gain some experience working with the elderly and gain a worthwhile and relevant qualification.

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Closing date: 22 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

36 hours per week, varied shifts Monday to Friday

Total hours per week: 36.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

01 Aug 2017

Date posted

26 Apr 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



2 available

An Apprentice Support Worker is required for a busy dementia care home based in Branksome.

Duties will include;    

  • Helping to organise activities for the residents
  • Meeting and greeting visitors to the home
  • Offering food and drink to the residents
  • Engaging in social activities with the residents

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good communication skills would be beneficial in this role.

Personal qualities

A caring nature would be appropriate for this role.

Qualifications required

None - This is an entry level position.

Future prospects

Possible further progression with the home and progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.

Things to consider

Working in the care industry it will be expected that you will undertake shifts, you should not exceed your contracted hours (unless you agree to) but your start and finish time may vary. It will also be expected that you will work some weekend days and have days off in the week in lieu of this.

About the employer

Care home for the elderly and those with dementia


Aranlaw House


26 Tower Road


BH13 6HZ

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Training provider

Full Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social care including Maths and English if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by FNTC


Steve Holdroyd

Other information

From the 1st October 2015 a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is in force for young people aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The rate is a minimum of £3.30 per hour.

This NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check.

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Closing date: 22 Jul 2017