The Edmund Trust Support Worker Apprenticeship 18+

Job Ref: Apprentice01
Location: Cambridgeshire
Closing Date: Ongoing
Salary: £18,959.14
Employment Type: Permanent
Hours per Week: 35

£9.09 per hour – Earn while you learn!

Are you a compassionate, can-do person looking to start a career in social care?
Do you know how important it is to treat people as individuals?
Do you want to progress quickly with the opportunity to explore exciting career options with a supportive employer?

Your Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care

The Edmund Trust apprenticeship programme is delivered in collaboration with Cambridge Regional College. As an apprentice you’ll gain work experience, do a nationally recognised qualification and earn a wage. An apprenticeship is a great way to develop your skills and knowledge to become a confident and skilled support worker.

Our induction programme combines practical training with a comprehensive eLearning package to give you all the tools you will need to start on the job with support from your specialist mentor.
Working as part of a friendly, close-knit, vibrant team based in Histon, Cambridge, you will learn how to provide high quality, person-centred support in a safe manner. Your mentor will be there to encourage and support you every step of the way.

As an apprentice at The Edmund Trust, you can look forward to:
• Full-time 12-month apprenticeship (minimum 30 hours per week)
• High quality induction
• Supportive mentor
• Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
• Potential progression to Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• BUPA wellbeing service

About The Edmund Trust

We’ve been proudly supporting people across the East of England with learning disabilities for over seventy years. We work to provide lifelong opportunities and create positive lifestyles for people to be equal and active members of the community. With our support, people with a learning or physical disability, complex needs, acquired brain injury or autism can choose how and where they want to live.
We currently support over 200 people with a learning disability around Cambridge and Ely.

Where you will work

The Poplars is a fun and upbeat respite service based in Histon, Cambridge.
This popular and sought after service provides a ‘home from home’ to the people we support. 5 guests can stay at The Poplars at any one time and it is fully accessible throughout. People tend to stay for 2-4 days on average but the scheme is flexible and can be tailored to suit individual requirements.
As well as offering some valuable respite for parents or carers. The Poplars offer a range of different activities that encourage independence and key life skills such as, trips out, discos, socialising and cooking, all in a relaxed and positive environment.
Everyone in the Poplars team is very open and approachable and share the aim of helping the people we support to stay as independent as possible, offering lots of choice and opportunities.

“The support I received from staff I was working alongside and managers was great. Everyone was so welcoming and willing to help with anything I needed, from how to support an individual to help with any needs for my coursework. The training I received from both The Edmund Trust and my training provider was to a high standard. I have completed my Level 2 qualification and have gone onto doing my Level 3 which I am soon due to complete. I highly recommend anyone to become an apprentice with The Edmund Trust. I believe it has helped me massively to start up my career and improve my skills as well as knowledge”.

– Melissa, Apprentice September 2017