Apprenticeship Positions

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: VAC001522196

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: VAC001520596

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: VAC001520605

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: VAC001516623

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: VAC001516603

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

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 – 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.