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Community Care Apprenticeship

Join us as an Apprentice

We have an exciting opportunity for a 16-20 year old to join us as an apprentice. You would be learning while you work as a Community Care Worker and would complete a Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship which includes a Diploma in Health & Social Care. We offer the opportunity to work as part of a professional, friendly team supporting people in their own homes in the local community.

What does a care worker do ?

Working in care, no two days are the same and your role will be exciting and varied. Typical duties will include assisting people with:

  • Getting up / going to bed
  • Getting dressed and washed
  • Toileting and continence management
  • Medication
  • Food preparation
  • Cleaning / washing / changing beds
  • Shopping / writing a list for the shopper
  • Use of mobility equipment
  • Getting ready to go out / going out

What qualifications / experience / qualities do I need ?

You need not have any experience in care but you must be caring, conscientious, hard working, committed and enjoy helping people.
A grade 4 or above GCSE in English and Maths is preferable.
Whilst not essential whilst working as an apprentice, to continue a career in community care in the future you would need to learn to drive and have your own car.
We will need to apply and receive a satisfactory DBS check and two references. 

What can we offer you ? 

  • £6 per hour rising to £8 per hour on completion of the Care Certificate and then £10 plus per hour on completion of Apprenticeship
  • 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year
  • Company assisted pension scheme
  • Free uniforms & PPE
  • Free Care Certificate training
  • Excellent ongoing training and support
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship including a Diploma training in Health and Social Care
  • A friendly and welcoming working environment
  • Incentive schemes including refer a friend scheme

What would my hours be ? 

Your shifts would be varied so as to give you full experience and training.
You would be working 4-5 shifts per week including every other weekend. You will be given a rota each week.
You will work a total of 35-40 hours per week. This will be a combination of care work plus on the job and off the job training.  

For more information or to apply, please email Deb Gray, deb@emhomecare.co.uk