Apprentice Health and Social Care, Customer Only
Temporary for 15 months, - (with progression opportunities available for successful candidates)
Full Time (37.5hpw)
Salary £4.55 to £8.72 per hour, depending on age (this is reflective of NMW)
Shaping our future with brilliant apprentices! That’s when it hits home.
At Home Group it’s critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our awesome colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We need Brilliant People like you to join us (and not just during this challenging time). We are doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep you, our customers and ourselves safe we’ll engage with you digitally where possible.
Our award winning apprenticeship programme has been designed to get our customers on the career ladder! (How awesome is that!) Don’t be put off by the word apprentice as you can be any age to apply.
So what’s so great about this apprenticeship? Well, your wage will be higher than the national apprenticeship minimum wage, so start planning what to spend that extra cash on! You’ll be employed for a 15 month period to get stacks of experience and launch your career! You’ll start at NVQ level 2 (equivalent to a GCSE) with a possible progression to level 3 (equivalent to A-levels) and many apprentices secure a permanent role with us! Who knows where future you will end up!
Some of our apprentices say "Working at Home Group enables me to do what I love, receive a wage and develop my skills" and "I would happily tell anyone thinking of becoming an apprentice that it provides a worthwhile qualification and experience that could lead to a very good career".
About the role
You’ll be working in our Wallsend service guided by our experienced Senior Client Services Manager, Susan, who has real passion for Care and Support. She’ll help you settle into your new role supporting a team of colleagues whose passion is to help our customers successfully achieve the outcomes outlined on their individual support plans.
You’ll provide customers with a ‘helping hand’ and assist with some tasks to develop and maintain basic life skills that allow independent living.
We take a person-centred approach in our work so caring and empathetic at the top of the ‘must be’ list for any applicant. But, don’t forget this is a learning role so we’ll teach you everything else you need to know, and you’ll enjoy being part of a larger team who are full of energy and ready to show you the ropes.
Hours of work are typically 9-5 with some weekend work
Please note any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check through the DBS the costs of which are met by Home Group.
Who we’re looking for
You can apply for this apprenticeship if you are a current or former Home Group customer.
Ideally you will have good written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and basic Microsoft Office Skills but before long you’ll be a real whizz! You be great at working with people as part of a team, but must be able to work independently and use your initiative. You’ll be keen to learn from others how to prioritise and manage your work load, but an eye for detail is important.
You can download our Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Job description.
Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination. We want you to be yourself at here and value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your race, sexuality, disability, religion, gender or even non-gender, we recognise and celebrate your differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!
What’s on offer?
Our apprenticeship programme, which is a combination of a nationally accredited professional qualification, a competitive salary as well as a fantastic range of benefits, will make a real difference to your life inside and outside of work. You can download Apprenticeship Candidate Pack and find out more.
Our apprentices say ‘So pleased I will be getting an NUS (student discount) card from my employer – another reason to say that Home Group is a great place to work.’
To top this off, we also have a full recognition scheme including an annual Apprentice Award Ceremony – will you be our next future Star?
The job for you?
Great, all you need to do now is upload a covering letter and your CV. Please do include the covering letter as we really want to know more about what you will bring to the role, your experience and for you to tell us how you live our values every day. To help, we’ve created a template for both which you can download in the job section of our website and if you are viewing the vacancy on our current job page by viewing our how to apply page.
A bit about us
As well as being recognised as one of the top three large employers for apprentices at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018, we’re also one of the UK’s biggest providers of high quality housing and care and support services. We’re one of the largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.
What makes us No. 7 in the UK’s Best Large Places to Work or gives us Investors in People Gold Standard….? It’s our brilliant people like you!
At Home Group, we live by our values every day through our colleagues to provide a great service to our clients and customers. To be a success with us you’ll need to be
Accountable (Don’t pass the buck – own it!), Commercial (Spending wisely and working creatively), Caring (Looking after one another) and Energised (Having a positive, can-do approach)