Person Specification

Skills required – good communicator, ability to work independently, or as part of a team, good level of English and Maths, problem solver.

Personal qualities required – ambitious, eager to learn new skills, willing to take on new challenges and step out of comfort zone, passionate about supporting other people

Qualifications required – ideally someone who is level 2 Health & Social Qualified, but not essential, as full training will be provided.

Additional details and benefits/perks available


· Additional leave

· Company events

· Referral programme

· Sick pay

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Welcome bonus

· Flexible working

· Free DBS

· Excellent mileage rates

· Premium rates for unsocial hours (including evenings and weekends)

· Up to double time on bank holidays

· Incentive schemes

Application closing date – Applications will close once suitable candidates are selected

Employment start date - Immediately

Questions to ask candidate

Do you have a Driving Licence?

Do you have access to your own vehicle?

Do you have any relevant qualifications?

Do you have any previous care experience?

Are you permitted to work in the UK?

What makes you interested in a Care Apprenticeship?

Your details – James Richardson

Employer contact name – James Richardson (Managing Director)

Employer contact number – 01772 963740

Is the employer part of a larger organisation? - No

Employer email address –

Number of employees - 45

Vacancy Details

Brief Description of vacancy – Red Rose Care are proud to be offering a rewarding and progressive apprenticeship in care, that will enable you to learn and study towards a level 3 qualification, whilst working full time here with us, gaining valuable skills and experiences, that will support you throughout your career.

Vacancy overview – During your apprenticeship journey, you will experience a variety of roles, allowing you to gain valuable insight into how Red Rose Care operates. You will visit our wonderful clients, taking time to get to know them, building trust and relationships, whilst providing much needed care and support. You will work alongside our fantastic team members, shadowing them in their roles, gaining an understanding of what it takes to provide care in the community. You will also be learning the ropes in the office, gaining an understanding into what goes on in the background, to ensure our care team members and clients receive the support they need.

Hours of work – 37.5hours per week, working flexible shifts including alternate weekends

Weekly wage – £10.62 p/h + premiums for unsocial hours (including evenings and weekends).

Likely minimum wage would be £398.25

Future prospects – opportunities for progression within the business, such as becoming Senior Carer, Team Leader and taking on managerial positions, as well as further qualifications and specialised training to be undertaken

Address of workplace

Preston branch – Suite 3, Ribble House, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6UP

Chorley branch – Park House, 50 Park Road, Chorley, PR7 1QU

However, areas of work will be based around these offices, and apprentices should expect to work within Lancashire due to the nature of the role

Number of vacancies – 2 (1 for each branch)

Expected apprenticeship duration – 18 months – 24 months

Employer description – Red Rose Care is a family-run business with a spectacular team of caring professionals, providing person-centred, high-quality support to individuals in their own home.

Our mission is to support and contribute to our community, by providing high quality care services to those who need it, as well as providing opportunities for secure employment and workforce development is achieved by our drive and commitment to continuously develop our services and workplace.