Care Assistant Apprentice

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Care and Childcare

Number of vacancies:

Company name:
Trenant House Ltd

Company location:
Trenant Queens Road Plymouth PL4 7PJ

Salary per week:

Exact shifts may vary due to the demands of the business but this will be discussed with you at interview stage. Total hours per week: 37.50


During this apprenticeship you will be receive training to assist in the care of all residents, subject to company policies and agreed procedures. You will participate in the provision of a high standard of care for all residents. You will receive extensive, on-the-job training and learn a range of skills to assist with the care of residents with a variety of different care needs. This will be a varied role and a great opportunity to start a career in the Care sector.

Duties for this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Simple bed-making
  • Help to serve meals and prepare and serve beverages under the direction of the person in charge
  • Set tables and trays, serve meals, feed residents who need help, prepare light meals, tidy and clear the dining room
  • Prepare vegetables
  • Undertake domestic and laundry duties where necessary, particularly relevant for night care assistants
  • Weigh mobile residents
  • Assist person in charge with bathing of residents
  • Assist in the care of incontinent residents
  • Assist residents with toileting, e.g. Sani-chair or commode
  • Assist residents with dressing and undressing
  • Assist with care of hair, oral care, pressure areas and nails as requested
  • Assist the person in charge to admit and discharge residents with due regard
    to relevant procedures such as that relating to property and valuables etc.
  • Escort residents as requested
  • Maintain tidiness and cleanliness in all rooms
  • Be aware of hazards in working environment to residents and staff and follow procedures
  • Report any breakages or equipment requiring repair to person in charge
  • Answer call bells, the door and telephone and greet visitors in a polite, friendly
    and professional manner
  • Wear uniform correctly and maintain a presentable and professional image
  • Assist in the promotion of the physical, educational and psychological well-
    being of all residents
  • Provide activity and stimulation of residents in accordance with the Activities
  • Help to care for the needs of the dying


All training to be provided by City College Plymouth in collaboration with the company themselves throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

On the 15-18 month Level 2 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard
  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills

  • Ability to follow instruction
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communicational skills, including listening skills

Personal qualities

  • Behave in a responsible, polite manner at all times
  • Be respectful towards the residents
  • Be aware of own limitations and know when to ask for help

Desired qualifications

  • No qualifications are required but a basic level of maths and English are essential. GCSE’s 4/C or above (or equivalent) in maths and English would be beneficial as you would not need to study these alongside the apprenticeship
  • Previous experience or qualifications within Care would be an advantage


There may be the potential for employment upon succesful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.