Apprentice Housekeeping Assistant - Thornton Hill Anchor

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Programme duration 12 months plus 2 months to complete End Point Assessment

Programme name Level 2 - Hospitality Team Member

Anchor are the largest not for profit provider of Care for the over 55s in the UK. We are offering a fantastic opportunity to join our team as an Apprentice Housekeeping Assistant.

If you have an interest in cleaning and possess good time management and organisational skills then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Job description

Anchor are offering a fantastic opportunity to join their team at Blackbrook 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!

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 Standard specialising in Housekeeping.

You will receive 1-1 training with a 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 5.25 after 6 months and 50% completion of your apprenticeship. Following completion of your apprenticeship, your hourly wage will increase to 8.91. 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.

Future Prospects

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.

Skills required

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.

Qualifications required

No previous qualifications are required.

Personal qualities

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.

Things to consider

As an apprentice you will be included on a L2 Hospitality Team Member, specialising in housekeeping, apprenticeship standard with Babcock Training. This will involve one to one training with a Regional Trainer who will meet with you on a regular basis.

Whilst on the apprenticeship you will be entitled to an NUS card https://www.apprenticeextra.co.uk/

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 Babcocks 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, 1-1 training and workplace meetings; this will encourage and help you to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare you for the End Point Assessment.

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.

Skills required

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.

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