Apprentice Housekeeping Assistant - Anchor Ashcroft

  • Ashcroft Care Home (Anchor)
  • Bradford
  • £5.42 per hour

Anchor are offering a fantastic opportunity to join their team as an Apprentice Housekeeping Assistant. If you have a caring nature, a natural interest in people and want to make a difference then this might be just the job for you!

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  • GMFJ Reference
    246122
  • Wages
    £5.42 p/h
  • Hours
    30.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    06/02/2024
  • Start Date
    06/04/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    12 months plus 2 months to complete End Point Assessment

  • Location
    Bradford
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Catering & Hospitality
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Hospitality team member (ST0233)
  • Employer
    Ashcroft Care Home (Anchor)

Description

As an apprentice your duties will include;

  • Being responsible for the location being clean, pleasant and safe for customers to live in.
  • Providing an effective and efficient laundry service, delivering a high level of customer care and encourage customer independence and choice to support happy living for the years ahead.
  • Washing, drying and ironing customers clothes and linen, maintaining an organised washing system.
  • Ensuring cleaning products are used effectively and instructions are followed.
  • Managing workload ensuring washing is not mixed up.
  • Ensuring health and safety procedures are followed at all times.
  • Carrying out equipment checks and report concerns regarding equipment to line manager.
  • Carrying out minor repairs and labelling of clothing as requested by customers.
  • Assisting in marketing the location by ensuring vacant rooms/properties are prepared for prospective/new customers.

Apprenticeship Highlights;

  • You will gain a nationally recognised Level 2 Hospitality Team Member qualification specialising in Housekeeping.
  • You will receive onsite training with an award winning training provider who will support and guide you throughout your Apprenticeship journey.
  • Gain life skills.
  • Gain confidence.

Please be aware that the wage shown below reflects the hourly wage for the first 6 months and will increase to £6.16 after 6 months and £10.90 after 12 months until the end of your apprenticeship. As part of your Apprenticeship, Anchor will support you in getting to work by offering a travel allowance of up to £500 per year. This will be claimed back each week/month using an expenses claim which would be completed by you and the Home Manager.

To become an apprentice, you must:

  • be 16 or over
  • not already be in full-time education

You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change or you're upskilling in your current job. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • have regular one to one sessions with a dedicated trainer either remotely or through visits to your workplace
  • learn and train for a specific job
  • get paid and receive holiday leave
  • get hands-on experience in a real job
  • study for at least 20% of your working hours
  • complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
  • be on a career path with lots of future potential

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

Levels of an apprenticeship

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Inspiro Learning Limited on 0 (Ref ID: 246122)

Previous cleaning experience and knowledge is desirable but not essential. You must have the desire to learn new skills, the ability to work as part of a team and individually and the ability to prioritise and plan around customers' needs.


No previous qualifications are required.

As an Apprentice you will be included on a Level 2 Hospitality Team Member - Housekeeping.


Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices’ chosen career route, each standard has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in Maths and English.


Once you have completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and an Inspiro Regional Trainer confirm you have met all the requirements of the standard you will be put through to the End Point Assessment. The End Point Assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of apprentices to ensure you are fully competent in your role.


As an Apprentice you will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, face to face training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help you to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare you for the End Point Assessment.

We are looking for someone with an eye to detail, who is empathetic and has strong interpersonal skills. You should be organised and have excellent time management and a positive and professional approach when dealing with customers.
We have big growth plans to ensure we can support the growing demand for care and aim to 'grow our own' talent. Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a permanent position and the opportunity to progress within the company.

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In today’s competitive marketplace, developing the right skills can help you to get ahead and stay ahead. Apprenticeships are a great way to achieve qualifications and earn money whilst also gaining the work experience employers look for. 

Choose an apprenticeship with Inspiro and they will help you to take your first step to an outstanding career.  As one of the UK’s largest work-based training providers Inspiro has the employer partnerships to offer apprentice job vacancies in your area.

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