Carer Apprenticeship - Freda Gunton Residential Home (Health and Social Care L2)

Colchester, Essex
£279 per week
02 Oct 2017
15 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Employer: Balkerne Gardens Trust Ltd.

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate

Apprenticeship duration: 12 months

Possible start date: 30th October 2017

Working week: Shift work 7.30am - 2.30pm, 1.30pm - 8.30pm, shift times TBC. Apprentices will be required to work some weekends and bank holidays. 37.5 hours per week.

Healthcare Apprentice working within the Nursing home setting. Must be aged 18 years or older in order to provide care unsupervised.


  • Supporting the team and nursing staff with care for patients.
  • Personal care.
  • Mealtimes.
  • Ensuring a clean, safe and welcoming environment.
  • Supporting with treatment, emotional and wellbeing support.
  • Completing care-plan documents.
  • Supporting and working alongside the nursing and medical staff.
  • This role will involve supporting patients with end of life care.

Apprenticeships will undertake learning – including Health and Social Care Award level 2 and Functional Skills Maths and English level 1 (if required) - delivered by Colchester Institute using e-portfolio system.

Desired skills:

  • Good IT Skills.

Personal qualities:

  • A compassion to support patient need.
  • Excellent team player, prepared to support the care team.
  • Patience and caring attitude.
  • Ability to record your actions and outcomes of care given.
  • Ability to work alone.

Qualifications required:

  • Experience within care is desirable.
  • Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grades A-C.
  • English GCSE (or equivalent) grades A-C.