Apprentices wanted for care company
PUBLISHED: 19:23 19 May 2014
WEEKS of success in the Weston College campaign to create more apprenticeships has inspired one business to get on board with the scheme.
Many companies have shared in the college’s achievements by taking on an apprentice and reaping the rewards.
The 100in100 campaign, which has been working with the Mercury to help create 100 new apprenticeships in just 100 days, has reached the halfway point this week - but the college has already secured 62 new apprenticeships across the town and beyond.
One business wants to join the growing trend and is offering a vacancy to a willing young person to fill.
Poppy’s Homecare in Purn Way, Bleadon, has worked with the college for several years and has take on many apprentices in the past which have gone on to land full-time positions.
Deputy manager Sharon Weston said: “We offer great on-the-job training from the first day which we have proved is the best way to learn.
“All our trainees have the opportunity to become competent carers with the full support of the management team and fellow workers.
“Applicants must be caring, reliable and have a genuine interest in a career in health and social care.”
There are a number of vacancies on offer for apprentices, and successful candidates will visit clients in their own homes to provide personal care, domestic duties and sitting services.
Apprentices will also help to escort clients to appointments, assist with shopping and promote independence while earning money and gaining their qualifications.
They will work full-time with no day release to the college and must be willing to work at least two evenings during the week and alternate weekends.
A Weston College assessor will visit the workplace on a monthly basis to assist the apprentice through their qualification.
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