1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role is apprentice care assistant. This involves me caring for elderly people, particularly residents with dementia. This involves me helping in anyway I can, maybe helping with cleaning, feeding and general caring of the residents.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt many new skills, I have learnt how to complete a care plan for residents. I have learnt how to care for residents with dementia, and have learnt a lot about dementia and what it can lead to.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy my programme. I enjoy interacting with the residents and helping them out with their daily needs. I also enjoy the friends I have made during my time as a apprentice.
4. How valued do you feel by Anchor Trust?
I feel extremely valued, any problems I may face they ate there straight away and help in any way they can. They treat me like I've been with them all my life, and make me feel extremely welcome.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The organisation and structure of the programme is brilliant. I know where I am at all times, and where I am heading. The training and knowledge I have gained is something I will be greatfull for, for the rest of my life.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
i recieve a lot of support from my training provider. Everyone knows where I am up to, and where I am heading.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My employer supports me a lot. Any help I need they are able to help the best they can.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary is okay, it is the best paid apprentiship I have heard of. It covers everything I need it to, an I also am able to travel for away days etc. And the company pays for all travel expenses.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I think if I needed to, the experience I have gained whilst on the anchor apprentiship academy, would be greatly welcomed by all employees in this sector. But I have no reason to look outside of work for anything because everything I need/want I gain from work.
9a. Would you recommend Anchor Trust to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Because of how well planned and organised the programme is. The support I recieve from anchor is amazing.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Anchor Trust? *
If your thinking about joining anchor,I would strongly advise you to join. It is amazing, and since joining I would never look back.
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