Apprentice Health and Social Care (Customer Only)
Temporary for 15 months (with progression opportunities available for successful candidates)
Full Time (37.5hpw)
Salary from £4.62 to £8.91 per hour, depending on age (this is reflective of NMW), plus, brilliant benefits!
Shaping our future with brilliant apprentices! That’s when it hits home.
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 alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements. To us we’re not just a team we’re a “work family”. Our manager is Naomi, who’s recently returned to work at Home Group and has appointed a brilliant new support coordinator John to lead the service. The team are all passionate about supporting customers and working across the services in the city to get the best options for each individual at the service.
There are 5 of us in the team and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too! You will be joining our graduate, qualified, Adult Care Worker Apprentice, Jess, who is now in permanent ‘complex needs support worker role’ in the team. Jess can support you as your take your first step into your Apprenticeship and working in supported accommodation! We are all keen to work with all the other amazing services available across Norwich, so you’ll get the chance to work with different colleagues and catch up over plenty of cuppa’s and cake! We put the person at the centre of all we do, and love to share the great outcomes our customers achieve.
As you develop your skills, and get to know us, our customers and the business, it’s really important that you are at work when your colleagues are around to support and guide you. This means that you will work between the hours of 9 and 5 Monday to Friday, the good news is that you will never be expected to work alone!
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.
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.
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. You can download our Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Job description to find out more.
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.
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 Platinum Standard….? It’s our brilliant people like you!
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