Are you interested in employing a health and social care apprentice? On this page you will find all the information about how to employ a health and social care apprentice and what will be involved.
What work will the apprentice be expected to do?
A Health and Social Care apprentice will be expected to deal directly with patients, supporting them with day to day tasks such as getting dressed, taking them shopping, serving food and changing bedding. They may also be required to provide support to doctors and nurses whilst caring for a patient.
Their duties may vary slightly depending on the size of your company and the requirements of the business, but they usually include:
- Shadowing a support worker
- Carrying out duties which encourage service users independence
- Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers
- Building and maintain the trust and confidence of service users
- Building relationship and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers
- Ensuring service users are safe and free from danger or harm
- Provide support for service users activities
- Respect the rights of service users while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people
- Be accountable for the quality of your work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills.
How will the training take place?
Typically this course will take a year on completion. To complete this qualification the learner will not need to go to a further education (FE) college or training centre. Their time will be spent in your business where they will get to learn practical skills from seeing a real working environment. The learner will be required to shadow a qualified member of staff so they are able to learn first-hand how to perform the role. The apprentice will also need to assist in activities and once they pass their assessments and progresses through the course they will be able to start completing tasks on their own. To ensure that the apprentice is competent in completing tasks by themselves a Remit assessor will visit them at your company to complete the assessment testing with the apprentice.
What is the process involved in employing a health and social care apprentice?
Once you have decided that you would like to employ a health and social care apprentice, Remit will work with you and provide a free recruitment service to find the right apprentice for you, with any specific requirements you may need such as qualification, skills and interests.
We will advertise the vacancy and from those that apply, we will create a shortlist of applicants that we believe will be a good fit for your organisation, and have the potential to succeed. You will then be able to conduct the final interview with the shortlisted candidates of your choosing to find the right person for your team. Once you have chosen your apprentice, we will enrol them onto the Apprenticeship programme.
If you already have a young person in mind for the apprenticeship we will be able to enrol them onto our training programme. Just give us a call and let us know.
How do I register my interest in employing a health and social care apprentice?
If you are interested in employing a health and social care apprentice you will need to register your interest with Remit by calling us on 0115 975 9550 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org