Apprenticeship Positions

Facilities Management Apprentice – Raventhorpe Primary School – Peterborough

Vacancy description

  • Assist with the general maintenance of the school building & premises
  • Support, promote & comply with all Health and Safety requirements of the site
  • Comply with safeguarding requirement for the school
  • Undertake repairs and DIY projects with the Site Manager
  • Act as a member of the premises cleaning team
  • Deputise for the Site Manager as required
  • Carry out all assignments & tasks related to the apprenticeship in a timely manner
  • Attend college as required

Desired skills

  • Practical DIY skills
  • Ability to deal with people in all situations
  • Time Management

Personal qualities

  • Remain calm under pressure
  • Good level of fitness as will include physical jobs
  • Responsible and mature
  • Adaptable

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Maths and English grade 4 (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Full-time employment

Things to consider

The successful candidate will need to be DBS cleared.

First question

What are the biggest Health and Safety challenges you would come across in a school?

Second question

What abilities would you need to work as a team in a pressurised environment?

Training to be provided

  • Property Maintenance Operative – including skills, knowledge and behaviours
  • City and Guilds L2 Diploma in Property Maintenance
  • Functional Skills (maths, English andICT) as required

Working week

  • 37 hours – 52 week contract

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001534227

Business Administration Apprenticeship – Index Property Services – Peterborough

Vacancy description

  • Provide office administrative support, ensuring all admin tasks required to support the business are carried out effectively and that systems for filing and storing of information and work in progress are kept up to date
  • Deal within incoming and outgoing post and email, monitoring email folders to organise and clear down the database and deal with any queries, ensuring these are filled in the right place
  • Answer the telephone and receive visitors to the office when required
  • Monitor requests from other offices and from clients, printing off the request and passing it to the appropriate person for action
  • Manage bookings through the calendar, monitoring to ensure it is completing and where appropriate progress chasing up on behalf of clients
  • Manage the 5-day sheet to ensure everything is progresschased
  • Complete environmental and drainage searches
  • Pulling everything together to provide comprehensive reportsto the client
  • To actively and positively contribute to the success of thebusiness in delivering your job duties and any other dutiesthat may be required to fulfil this purpose
  • If required, to assist with tasks, or work, outside of usualworking hours

Desired skills

  • Good IT skills
  • Clear and confident telephone manner
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Highly organised
  • Team player
  • Flexible approach to work

Personal qualities

  • Able to use initiative
  • Good communicator
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

  • Maths – Grade 4/C(minimum)
  • English – Grade 4/C (minimum)

Future prospects

  • Full time employment

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Transferable Skills (maths, English & ICT) as required

First question

What relevant (or general skill) would you bring to our team?

Second question

Where do you see yourself after completing an apprenticeship?

Working week

  • 37.5 hrs p/w Monday – Friday (5 days p/w), shifts TBC. Wage – £4.00 p/h.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001533656

Early Years Apprenticeship – Abbey Ark – Bourne

Vacancy description

The successful applicants will work in the nursery on a rota pattern with some starts at 7.30am to assist with breakfast club and early drop off, and working up to 6pm. This is a 40 hour per week contract, 51 weeks of the year. The pay will be based at a minimum of £3.90 per hour.

  • You will be expected to work as part of the Abbey Ark team throughout the year.
  • In Abbey Ark you would be required to support all aspects of the children’s care, learning throughout the day
  • We will offer you mentor support in the setting, excellent training opportunities and additional qualifications including first aid and food hygiene. An assessor from the College will support your learning throughout the apprenticeship.
  • The post is subject to safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Desired skills

  • Enjoys working with and supporting young children
  • Good communicator and role model
  • Prepared to learn on the job and put course work into practice
  • To support children in all aspects of their care, learning & development.
  • To work as part of a team, contribute ideas for planning, setting up & carrying out activities
  • To reflect on and evaluate your practice to inform and develop future practice

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about the care, learning & development of young children
  • Kind, caring & sensitive to the needs of little people
  • Value and embrace diversity
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE equivalent Maths and English 4/C preferred

Future prospects

Progression to Foundation Degree, L3 teaching assistant, full time employment.

L2 may progress to L3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Things to consider

There will be early starts: 7.30am, late finishes up to 6pm over 51 weeks of the year. You will work across Abbey Ark with children aged 2-4yrs.

Working week

  • 40 hours pw ,51 weeks.

First question

Why have you chosen the Early Educator apprenticeship and what experience have you of working/volunteering with young children?

Second question

Team work is a very important part of working in Abbey Ark. What do you consider effective team work to be?

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 or 3Apprenticeship in Early Years
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Practical Thinking and Learning Skills
  • Functional Skills (English, maths and ICT as required)

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001533566

Finance Apprentice – New College Stamford – Stamford

Vacancy description

  • Cash Handling.
  • Accounting for revenue streams such as cash, bacs etc.
  • Monthly petty cash reconciliations
  • Completion of weekly Cash/Credit Card/Cash reconciliations.
  • Bank Receipt Postings.
  • Work within the Finance Office assisting with clerical and administrative duties as required, including word processing and the update of information databases.
  • Provide general admin support to high standard of accuracy and presentation.
  • Answer and direct telephone enquiries.
  • Produce letters, memos, reports and other correspondence using a range of MS Office IT packages.
  • Maintain documents, files and records, including maintenance of archiving.
  • Assisting with the matching of Goods received notes with Purchase invoices
  • Assisting with the Processing of Purchase invoices and credit notes; reconciling with supplier statements.
  • Monitor, purchase and store stationary.
  • Undertake general administrative duties as required by the Finance Team Leader.
  • Assist with College enrolment, promotional events, induction and open evenings as required (which will entail occasional evening attendance, for which time off in lieu will be agreed)
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Conform with the Health and Safety requirements relevant.
  • Provide occasional administrative support for other departments.
  • Any other duties, which may reasonably be regarded as commensurate with the responsibilities of the post.

Desired skills

  • Excellent and accurate IT skills, including data entry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team
  • Ability to organise work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Confidence in dealing with people of all ages and abilities, face to face and over the telephone
  • Ability to monitor and compile data from various sources
  • Able to recognise and implement the need for professional confidentiality

Personal qualities

  • Relevant work experience in administration
  • Experience in working with a wide range of people in a customer-focused role
  • Experience of being a pro-active team member
  • Good working knowledge and demonstrable competence of word-processing, spreadsheets and databases

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs A-C Grade or equivalent qualifications (must include maths and English)

Future prospects

Potential Full Time employment or progression onto Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 or 3Diploma in Business Administration
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional Skills (maths, English andICT) as required

First question

Why do you want to complete a Business Administration Apprenticeship?

Second question

Why do you think you would be suitable for this vacancy?

Working week

  • 37 Hours a week, all year round.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001533381

Marketing Apprentice – New College Stamford – Stamford

Vacancy description

  • Maintain Marketing administration, supporting and monitoring marketing activities and job requests. Ensuring team objectives are met accurately and to deadline.
  • Support student recruitment events, both internally and externally and all the associated administration of these including planning and communicating with colleagues regarding attendance and objectives, advertising booking, mail shots and publicity.
  • Support the Marketing Officer in sourcing good news stories and collating case studies for use in publications, on the website, press releases, social media and competition/award entries.
  • Attend College and external organisations’ events (which may entail evening attendance at certain times of the year for which time off in lieu will be agreed), acting as ambassador for the College and upholding it values and standards at all times.
  • Use a range of IT software packages to design, produce and update various documents, databases, mailing lists, social media content.
  • Regularly update the College website and liaise with colleagues to ensure the information is accurate and correct, ensuring the highest of standards of language and grammar.
  • Assist the design of new publications by liaising with departments, designers and printers with regard to briefs, content, proofs and quotes.
  • Monitor levels of printed publications and other merchandise. This includes reporting on stock levels to ensure adequate levels are maintained.
  • Research and keep-up-to-date with new marketing tools and cost saving initiatives, implementing budget savings where possible.
  • Uphold and promote College policies and procedures, promoting those specifically applicable to this area of work and also the College’s Equal Opportunities policy and procedure at all times.
  • Work flexibly to meet agreed deadlines and targets, as and when required.

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team
  • Ability to organise work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Confidence in dealing with people of all ages and abilities, face to face and over the telephone
  • To be able to recognise and implement the need for professional confidentiality

Personal qualities

  • Relevant work experience in administration
  • Experience in working with a wide range of people in a customer-focused role
  • Experience of being a pro-active team member
  • A good working knowledge and demonstrable competence of word-processing, spreadsheets and databases

Desired qualifications

  • Good general education to Level 2 (equivalent to 5 GCSEs grade C/4 and above including Maths and English)

Future prospects

Potential full time employment.

Training to be provided

  • Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional Skills (maths, English andICT) as required

First question

Why do you want to complete a Business Administration Apprenticeship?

Second question

Why do you think you would be suitable for this vacancy?

Working week

  • 37 hours per week, all year round.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001533350

Health & Social Care Apprenticeship – Rutland County Council – Oakham

Vacancy description

Main Responsibilities:

  1. To support the development of person centered plans, ensuring people have meaningful and achievable outcomes that meet aspirations as well as needs.
  2. To promote independence by supporting people to make their own choices and decisions.
  3. To safeguard and promote the welfare of people in Rutland through the embedding of safeguarding processes and practice.
  4. To assist individuals to adhere to their tenancy agreement and liaise with representatives from Housing Association.
  5. To support individuals with their personal care ensuring all tasks are carried out with respect for privacy and dignity and in line with needs, wishes and preferences as defined in the support plan adhering to safe moving and handling procedures following training.
  6. Actively support individuals with housing related tasks including cleaning, pet care, plant care, light gardening, personal laundry, ironing, changing of bed sheets, shopping, menu planning, preparing and cooking meals.
  7. Promote healthy life styles for individuals, liaising with other professionals and agencies as appropriate.
  8. To undertake specific health related tasks and implement plans of support developed by members of the multi-disciplinary team following training.
  9. To support individuals/groups to attend local and regional events which promote key themes of interest to adults with learning disabilities.
  10. To support individuals to access employment and educational opportunities.
  11. To support individuals to develop and maintain social networks and friendships.
  12. To support individuals to manage their own money and to keep a record of expenditure in accordance with RCC and Day Opportunities Policy
  13. To assist and be involved, as necessary and directed, in transport arrangements for the service.
  14. To maintain records according to departmental procedures.
  15. To participate in supervision and the corporate appraisal programme.
  16. To attend regular team meetings.
  17. To act in accordance with the principles set out in the Employee Code of Conduct and the Council’s Values, recognising the duty of all public sector employees to discharge public functions reasonably and according to the law.

To undertake a one-year training programme working towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship Qualification in Health and Social Care supported by New College, Stamford. Work based learning will be key to the completion of this role and will also involve one day per week classroom attendance.

To work across our two large Assisted Living Bungalows supporting adults with learning disabilities, allowing them to remain as independent as possible by supporting them with everyday tasks to participate in a range of activities using both service based and community resources as appropriate and

To work in our Day Opportunities Centre, supporting adults with learning disabilities to participate in a wide range of activities.

Desired skills

  • Able to work flexibly as required
  • Physically fit, able to undertake practical tasks including assistance with personal care
  • Able to work from various locations

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude to disability
  • Motivated and committed to making a difference
  • Caring and Compassionate
  • Tolerant and Diplomatic
  • Adaptable
  • Able to manage time effectively and prioritise
  • Practical interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work confidentially and sensitively

Desired qualifications

Maths and English GCSE grade C (4) or equivalent or desire to achieve functional skills maths & English at level 2

Future prospects

This will be the start of a very rewarding career. You will gain nationally recognised qualifications. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship you will move into a qualified Community Support Worker position with the opportunity to develop your career further within the Council’s well established career structure. In addition to working in either our Day Opportunities Centre or Supported Living Complex there are various career avenues for our dedicated staff including working in our Hospital Reablement Department which supports patients in their own homes for a short period of time following discharge from hospital.

An apprenticeship with Rutland County Council is a great way to learn about social care and begin your career. We pride ourselves in providing high quality care and have an excellent reputation for staff training and development. You will work alongside experienced staff and learn the skills and knowledge required to become a skilled and confident worker. This role offers you a fantastic opportunity to care for adults with learning disabilities and allowing them to maintain their independence.

Working week

    • 37 hours over 5 days £3.90 an hour
    • Total hours per week: 37.00

Training to be provided

  • ST0005 Adult Care Worker
  • City & Guilds Level 2Health and Social Care Diploma
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in accordance to the assessment plan of the standard
  • Transferable skills as required

First question

As a community support worker you will be required to encourage equal opportunities for those you will be supporting and to respect or champion differences, you are supporting a group of adults on a shopping trip, a young man picks up a pink skirt and turns to you to ask if he can purchase it, how would you respond to this request and why?

Second question

What attracts you to the health and social care apprentice role?

Positions

2 available

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001532061

Business Administration Apprenticeship – TSG Property Ltd – Stamford

Vacancy description

  • Organise, minute and attend meetings
  • Perform administrative tasks as required by the company
  • Input information onto and manage databases
  • Assist in organising company events and conferences
  • Type up letters, presentations and reports
  • Liaise with team, suppliers and clients
  • Assist in searching for property on an ad hoc basis
  • Assist in the coordination of monthly newsletter and manage circulation list
  • Assist with social media posts and website updates
  • Greet clients upon arrival
  • Make drinks
  • Keep the office space clean and tidy

Desired skills

  • IT Skills – proficiency in MS Office
  • Time Management Skills
  • Highly professional in written and verbal work
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Dedicated to completing projects on time

Personal qualities

  • Fast learner
  • Accurate and attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and energetic approach
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as under direction
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Superior organisational and communication skills
  • Some previous work experience
  • Friendly and pleasant with a smart appearance

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths & English – Grade 4 and above (or equivalent)

2 A Levels – Grade C and above (or equivalent) – desirable

Future prospects

Full-time employment will be offered to the right candidate.

Working week

    • Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (flexible) 1 hours lunch break (flexible)
    • Total hours per week: 35.00

First question

Please give details of previous work experience roles you have undertaken and how could they relate to this role.

Second question

Please give an example of how your organisational skills helped you succeed in a recent project.

Training to be provided

  • Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Transferable Skills (maths, English andICT) as required

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001531936

Hairdressing Apprenticeship – The Cutting Company – Stamford

Vacancy description

The successful applicants must have a commitment to learning every aspect of being in a salon including shampooing, cutting, styling, finishing, colouring and lightening hair.

Meeting and greeting clients

Making coffees / drinks

Keeping the salon clean

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A passion for hairdressing
  • Ability to be a good team member

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Dedicated
  • Openness to learning

Desired qualifications

Maths and English at Grade C / 4 or above is desirable.

Future prospects

Subject to successful completion we offer full time employment and progressing to Level 3.

Training to be provided

  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Hairdressing
  • Employers Rights & Responsibilites
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
  • Transferable Skills Required (Maths & English)

Working week

    • Variable from Monday – Saturday with a minimum of 30 hours per week
    • Total hours per week: 30.00

Positions

2 available

First question

How long have you wanted to be a hairdresser?

Second question

Are you prepared to work hard for up to 40 hours per week on your feet? As this is a strenuous job, requiring stamina.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001528958

Care Supervisor Apprenticeship – The Evergreen Care Trust – Stamford

Vacancy description

  • Working as part of a small team of supervisors for Home support and regulated care services.
  • Your role will involve understanding best practice for Home support workers, Wellbeing Wardens and Florence Carers.
  • Developing skills in leadership, mentoring, assessment, care and support planning, CQC compliance, integrated working with fellow colleagues and partnership with statutory and other allied care and support agencies.
  • Supporting our service users, their families and carers, as well as supporting our front line care staff in providing safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led services.
  • This post holder once qualified will need a minimum Diploma in Health and social care Level 3.

Desired skills

  • Good leadership qualities
  • Experience with team working
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to lead by example
  • Able to work with a person centred approach

Personal qualities

  • Caring & compassionate
  • Non judgemental
  • Calming
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths & English Grade C / 4 or prepared to work towards level 2 functional skills as part of the apprenticeship programme.

Future prospects

Permanent employment.

Things to consider

Must be aged 18 +
Subject to experience £9.00 – 10.00 per hour

Training to be provided

  • ST0006 Lead Adult Care Worker
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Adult Care Diploma
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in accordance to the assessment plan of the standard
  • Transferable skills as required

Apprenticeship standard

Lead adult care worker

Working week

    • Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
    • Total hours per week: 37.00

First question

Please tell us about your previous supervisory experience (not necessarily care related).

Second question

Please tell us about your previous experience of working in care.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001535514

Full Time Home Care Worker – Gilder Care Limited – Grantham

Vacancy description

You will be enabling older and vulnerable people to live in their own homes by assisting them with a range of tasks such as:

  • Washing, bathing, showering
  • Assisting to dress
  • Providing meals
  • Prompting medication
  • Supporting people to go out and about in the community, either to clubs and social events, or to medical appointments.

The work is varied and you will need to be adaptable, flexible and have the right values for our organisation, showing us that you would treat our Clients with respect and dignity.

Desired skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent, all-encompassing communication skills
  • Good organisational skills (self-managing)
  • Good timekeeping

Personal qualities

  • A patient caring nature is essential
  • Empathy
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Enthusiastic and committed

Desired qualifications

Preferably GCSE 4/C in Maths and English.

Future prospects

Permanent employment.

Things to consider

Unqualified – £8.45 per hour
On completion of Level 2 – £8.90 per hour
On completed of the level 3 – £ 9.20
Plus 20p per mile

First question

What appeals to you about working specifically in domiciliary care?

Second question

What personal experience (if any) do you have in interacting with older or vulnerable people?

Training to be provided

  • ST0006 Lead Adult Care Worker
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Adult Care Diploma
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in accordance to the assessment plan of the standard
  • Transferable skills as required

Working week

    • Full Time – 30 hours (+ paid travel time) The working week is to include some early mornings (07.00), late evenings (22.00) and every other weekend
    • Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001535513

Part Time Home Care Worker – Gilder Care Limited – Grantham

Vacancy description

You will be enabling older and vulnerable people to live in their own homes by assisting them with a range of tasks such as:

  • Washing, bathing, showering
  • Assisting to dress
  • Providing meals
  • Prompting medication
  • Supporting people to go out and about in the community, either to clubs and social events, or to medical appointments.

The work is varied and you will need to be adaptable, flexible and have the right values for our organisation, showing us that you would treat our Clients with respect and dignity.

Desired skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent, all-encompassing communication skills
  • Good organisational skills (self-managing)
  • Good timekeeping

Personal qualities

  • A patient caring nature is essential
  • Empathy
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Enthusiastic and committed

Desired qualifications

Preferably GCSE 4/C in Maths and English.

Future prospects

Permanent employment

Things to consider

Unqualified – £8.45 per hour
On completion of Level 2 – £8.90 per hour
On completed of the level 3 – £ 9.20
Plus 20p per mile

First question

What appeals to you about working specifically in domiciliary care?

Second question

What personal experience (if any) do you have in interacting with older or vulnerable people?

Training to be provided

  • ST0006 Lead Adult Care Worker
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Adult Care Diploma
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in accordance to the assessment plan of the standard
  • Transferable skills as required

Working week

    • Part Time – 16 hours (+ paid travel time). The working week is to include some early mornings (07.00), late evenings (22.00) and every other weekend.
    • Total hours per week: 16.00

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001535506

Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship – Anglia Vehicle Recovery Limited – Spalding

Vacancy description

  • Use of diagnostic equipment to identify vehicle faults
  • Following checklists to ensure all critical parts of vehicles are examined
  • Carrying out bumper to bumper inspections
  • Maintenance of electronic systems
  • Undertake in the servicing and repair of LGVs
  • Maintain a clean, tidy and safe workplace

Desired skills

  • Previous experience in a garage or workshop environment
  • Knowledge of vehicles
  • Previous experience with working with gearboxes, tyres and clutches

Personal qualities

  • Organised
  • Motivated
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Problem solver

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE – Maths and English grade 4 or above
  • Light vehicle maintenance and repair – Level 1 or 2
  • Motorsport vehicle maintenance and repair – Level 1 or 2

Future prospects

Full time employment or a higher apprenticeship level.

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 or 3 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Light Vehicle.
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Transferable Skills (maths, English andICT) as required

Working week

    • 40 hour week 5 days with a Saturday
    • Total hours per week: 40.00

 

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001516405

Wellbeing Warden Apprentice – The Evergreen Care Trust – Stamford

Vacancy description

  • Be part of a small team of practitioners focusing on promoting wellbeing and achieving identified service user well being goals
  • Become a capable and confident practitioner in supporting wellbeing, safeguarding, nutrition, hydration and prescribed medication (regulated activity)
  • Exercise good observation, analysis and reporting skills constantly evaluating team practice and intervention on the outcomes for the service user.
  • Become competent at assessing service user need, care planning and understanding the importance of healthy engagement with the service user, focusing on what is important to them and their particular needs, adjusting practice and reporting to accommodate this.
  • Work well with family and carers, team colleagues, partner organisations and Neighbourhood working.

Flexible working as required. Alternate weekends.

4 days between hours 8am – 6pm : providing 8 hours care provision on a two week rolling rota with alternate weekends (32 hours pw guaranteed 20 hours)

3 days between hours 8am-6pm – providing 8 hours care provision on a two week rolling rota with alternate weekends (24 hours pw guaranteed 15 hours)

18+ psh (per service hour)

1st April Mon-Fri £8.30 psh

W/end & B/Hols £8.50 psh

Premium Hols £10.50 psh

Training rate £8.30 ph

Desired skills

  1. Good communicator
  2. Good with challenging situations
  3. Have the ability to think on your feet

Personal qualities

  1. Caring & compassionate
  2. Non judgemental
  3. Calming
  4. Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths & English Grade C / 4 or prepared to work towards level 2 functional skills.

Future prospects

Permanent employment

First question

Do you have an honest and healthy regard for older and vulnerable adults?

Second question

Do you enjoy learning, mentoring others, thinking outside the box and committing to making a real difference?

Training to be provided

  • ST0005 Adult Care Worker
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in accordance to the assessment plan of the standard
  • Transferable skills as required

Working week

  • Flexible working as required. Alternate weekends. Please see vacancy description for more information.

Positions

4 available

 

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001535523

Florence Care Practitioner Apprentice – The Evergreen Care Trust – Stamford

Vacancy description

Duties will include:

  1. Supporting older and vulnerable adults in their own home in a person centred way.
  2. Supporting older people in their own home to help safeguard their independence
  3. To work with the individual, families and their carers to promote independence and purposeful life.
  4. Provide a full personal care service between the hours of 7am and 10pm 7 days a week.
  5. Working as part of a small team
  6. Supporting with personal care to individuals including, washing, dressing, showering , bathing and other personal care activities
  7. Care and support might include providing assistance with meals and fluids, safe management of medication.
  8. Low-level health interventions like catheters, stomas, pressure care etc.
  9. To promote the individuals dignity, comfort and enjoyment
  10. To have the ability to communicate well, exercising discretion and diplomacy.
  11. Recording and reporting in care plans
  12. A commitment to achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care & Care Certificate.
  13. Other duties as required

Mon- Fri:psh (per service hour)

Am shift: 7am-2.30pm approx..6 hours @ £8.50 psh

Pm shift: 6pm-10pm approx.. 3 hours @ £8.50 psh

W/end & B/ Hols

Am shift 7am-2.30pm approx.. 6 hours @ £ 9.00 psh

Pm shift 6pm-10pm approx.. 3 hours @ £9.00 psh

Premium Hols

Am shift 7am-2.30pm approx.. 6 hours @ £ 10.50 psh

Pm shift 6pm-10pm appros. 3 hours @ £10.50 psh

Travel and Training rate is £8.30 ph and makes up the shift value.

Desired skills

  1. Good communicator
  2. Good with challenging situations
  3. Have the ability to think on your feet

Personal qualities

  1. Caring & compassionate
  2. Non judgemental
  3. Calming
  4. Enthusiastic & committed

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths & English Grade C / 4 or prepared to work towards level 2 functional skills.

Future prospects

Permanent employment

First question

Are you interested in becoming the best Home Care practitioner you can be?

Second question

Do you enjoy making a real difference, working in teams and in partnership to provide whole person centred care focusing on what matters to the service user?

Training to be provided

  • ST0006 Lead Adult Care Worker
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Adult Care Diploma
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in accordance to the assessment plan of the standard
  • Transferable skills as required

Working week

  • Flexible working as required. Alternate weekends. Please see vacancy description for more information.

Positions

8 available

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001535519

Business Administration Apprenticeship – Anglia UK Ltd – Spalding

Vacancy description

  • Spending time with each of our departments you will gain an understanding of every section of the collections and debt management sector.
  • Customer contact in every department.
  • General administrative duties.

Desired skills

  • Experience with the Microsoft office suite.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Experience with dealing with people from all different backgrounds.

Personal qualities

  • Good communicator
  • Confident
  • Organised
  • Problem solver

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths and English – Grade 4 or above preferable

Future prospects

Full time employment in one of our departments.

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Transferable Skills (Maths, English andICT) as required

Working week

  • 40 Hours Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.20pm

Positions

2 available

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001516434

Business Administration Apprenticeship – SPMU Excellence Ltd – Stamford

Vacancy description

  • Emailing
  • Answering phone calls
  • Booking venues
  • Sales
  • Assisting and managing student portfolios
  • Industry research
  • Course research
  • Assisting in videoing tutorials
  • Stock management
  • Managing Social media

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Confident with social media
  • Strong writing skills

Personal qualities

  • Trustworthy
  • Enthusiastic
  • Dedicated
  • Outgoing
  • Common sense

Desired qualifications

Minimum C’s including Maths, English and ICT (desirable)

Future prospects

Full time employment or progression onto an advanced apprenticeship

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Transferable Skills (maths, English andICT) as required

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Working week

  • 35 Hours a week Mostly Monday to Friday but there may also be weekend work required. £3.90 an hour, incremental on completion of assessments

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001527896

Administration Assistant Apprenticeship – Larkfleet Homes – Bourne

Vacancy description

To assist with the smooth running of the office including filing, distribution and copying.

  • Receipt and distribution of incoming post
  • Filing of all correspondence
  • Control of drawings. Receipt, filing and distribution
  • General maintenance of server based filing systems
  • Photocopying
  • Scanning and saving in electronic format documents received in hard copy
  • Other duties as directed by the office supervisor

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills, written & verbal
  • Good level of numeracy & literacy
  • Organised

Personal qualities

  • Presentable & professional appearance
  • Enthusiastic
  • Keen to learn

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade C (4) or above in English & Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

Progression to an Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship.

First question

You are given conflicting priorities to complete. What action would you take?

Second question

What skills would you like to develop if we offered you this Apprenticeship?

    • 8.30 – 5.30 Monday to Thursday and 8.30 until 4.30 on Friday £3.90 an hour
    • Total hours per week: 39.00

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Transferable Skills (Maths, English andICT) as required

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001512545

Business Administration Apprenticeship – Amulet – Peterborough

Vacancy description

  • To support Field Team with all administrative needs.
  • Tend to telephone calls and emails regarding new business enquiries, queries from Account Managers, clients and head office departments.
  • To complete weekly & monthly reports within deadlines set in line with the business requirements.
  • Support with completion of the business Board Report.
  • Monitor new business and assist in the preparation of new business documents including printing, keeping client files (efiles) updated with relevant documents.
  • To support Sales Managers within the region.
  • Provide general admin support to key members of staff within the region.
  • To attend formal meetings completing minute taking and reporting back accurate information to the Line Manager.
  • Any other reasonable task as required.

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail
  • To be able to work under pressure
  • Able to work on own
  • Able to work in a team

Personal qualities

  • Passionate
  • Reliable
  • Capable

Desired qualifications

Maths, English and ICT grade C/4 or above (desirable)

Future prospects

Progression on to advance course and/or FT employment.

First question

How would you deal with pressure?

Second question

How would you organise yourself to ensure deadlines are met?

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Transferable Skills (maths, English & ICT) as required
  • Working week

    • 37.5 Hours a week

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001504782

Early Years Apprenticeship – Little Lane Nursery – Stamford

Vacancy description

  • Working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, organising activities, being pro-active with the help and care carried out within the early years teaching sector.
  • Assisting and meeting the personal / emotional needs of individual children; changing nappies, feeding, caring and establishing a relationship with children.
  • Work (under supervision) providing all aspects of care / support to children, ensuring they take part with day-to-day learning and play activities.
  • Ensure that the setting is safe, clean and well presented.
  • Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner.
  • To contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas.
  • Be able to understand and implement the setting’s confidentiality policy.
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment.

Desired skills

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to be attentive at all times

Personal qualities

  • Be a school/college leaver
  • Be passionate about caring for children
  • Have an outgoing, bubbly and confident attitude
  • Be committed, punctual and reliable

Desired qualifications

Hold GCSE English Language and maths at grades A-C (4-9)

ICT Level 2 (desirable)

Future prospects

Full time employment

Training to be provided

  • Level 3Apprenticeship in Early Years
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Practical Thinking & Learning Skills
  • Functional Skills ( English, Maths and ICT as required)

First question

Why do you want to work with Children?

Working week

  • Full time contract £3.70 per hour

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001504757

Barbering Apprenticeship – Brotherhood B Barbers Shop – Corby

Vacancy description

  • Assisting all barbers
  • Ensuring the salon is kept clean and tidy
  • Assisting customers
  • 1-2-1 training with a Senior Barber
  • Organising models
  • After four months on programme the apprentice will be introduced to cutting skills / techniques, beard trimming working with customers.

Desired skills

  • Awareness of general Health & Safety
  • Punctuality
  • Social skills

Personal qualities

Minimum of maths and English GCSE grade 4 or equivalent is desirable.

Desired qualifications

  • Sociable and upbeat
  • Desire to please others
  • Natural artistic flair

Future prospects

Progression to a Level 3 Apprenticeship with the prospect of full-time employment.

First question

You receive a phone call from a client who is not happy with their hair cut, how would you respond to the client?

Second question

A customer is rude to you on the shop floor, how would you respond?

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 IntermediateBarbering Apprenticeship.
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilites (ERR).
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).
  • Transferable skills as required.

Working week

  • 15 to 30hrs x week on a flexible basis from Monday to Saturday. Hourly pay is £3.90

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001528438

Barbering Apprenticeship – Seven Hair And Body – Peterborough

Vacancy description

  • Assisting all barbers
  • Ensuring the salon is kept clean and tidy
  • Assisting customers
  • 1-2-1 training with a Senior Barber
  • Organising models
  • After four months on programme the apprentice will be introduced to cutting skills / techniques, beard trimming working with customers.

Desired skills

  • Awareness of general Health & Safety
  • Punctuality
  • Social skills

Personal qualities

  • Sociable and upbeat
  • Desire to please others
  • Natural artistic flair

Desired qualifications

Minimum of maths and English GCSE grade 4 or equivalent – desirable

Working week

    • Five days a week, 40 hours per week. Alternative Sundays To include three late nights starting at 12.00 pm.
    • Total hours per week: 40

 

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001479980

Apprenticeship News

Overview

What will I study as an apprentice?

A set of separate qualifications called a ‘framework’ make up the Apprenticeship, as this is not a qualification in its own right. Frameworks usually consist of three components – an NVQ, Functional Skills, and a Technical Certificate, and are set by standard setting bodies that represent employers’ needs, called Sector Skills Councils. As an apprentice you will take tests for technical knowledge and be assessed by an occupational competent assessor in your workplace.

New Apprenticeship Standards are currently being developed and are slowly replacing the current frameworks. The new Standards will have rigorous end point assessments (EPA) that are independently administered to verify the competence of the apprentice.

What qualifications do I need to become an apprentice?

The ability to complete the programme and determination to succeed are the most important attributes for a potential apprentice. General ability in English, Maths and ICT will be assessed by New College Stamford. For example, for an Automotive Apprenticeship you will need to pass the SelectorAhead assessments before commencing your programme.

However, as a general guide, the following qualifications are required as a minimum:

  • Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship: 2 GCSEs A to D Grade or equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 1.
  • Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship: 5 GCSEs A to C Grade or equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 2.

What can I expect to be paid as an apprentice?

The Government’s minimum wage rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. The rate applies to:

  • Apprentices under 19.
  • Apprentices aged 19 and over but in the first year of their Apprenticeship.

However, this is only a minimum hourly rate. Employers are encouraged to pay more where possible.

Further information can be found at GOV. UK here

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships have many advantages, here are just some.

  • They get paid, which means that they will be earning and learning.
  • The learning is delivered by a combination of attending college and learning at work – a good mix for those that do not want to remain in the classroom all day.
  • They will receive recognised qualifications including NVQs, Functional Skills (or GCSE) and a Technical Certificate.
  • They will be trained to do a job – and learn skills they can apply to real situations which they can use in the future to ‘hit the ground running’. They will also have a reference from their original employer that will support any future job applications.
  • Employers will often support their staff to study for higher qualifications such as HNC, HND, and Foundation Degrees so the apprentice can continue to study and work at the same time. This will help them avoid the costs that Full-Time undergraduates can face. However, there are some disadvantages to Apprenticeships – Studying at a higher level can take longer with some Apprenticeships – but this should be offset against the debts incurred with Full-Time study.
  • Some young people would prefer to learn in an academic environment not the workplace. Not every occupation can support Apprenticeships and they may have to take the academic route instead.

How can I apply and gain an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships should not be considered an easy option, and there is competition to gain one. You will need the following:

  • The right qualifications and job opportunity (particularly for an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship).
  • To be aged between 16-23 years ideally – although older students can apply and be accepted for an Apprenticeship. At level 3, the 19+ Advanced Learning Loan may be a better option for more mature students.
  • An employer that is willing to take you on – although we can offer help with this in some instances.
  • A willingness to learn and succeed, and a flair for the area that you are applying for.

To search and apply for an apprenticeship, click here.

Apprenticeship Funding

Age 16 to 18 are fully funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). No employer contribution required.

Age 19 and over are only part funded by the SFA. An employer contribution towards training and support costs may be required.