1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role is to recruit new care assistants for my company, I deal with the recruitment process from start to finish - including applying for DBS checks, references, assigning and booking training for the candidates, and ensuring all of their right to work documentation is valid and correct. I also deal with general admin duties.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt a lot of new skills whilst doing my apprenticeship including delegation skills, which will help me towards my end goal of managing a team of staff. I have also learnt about business studies as a whole, and how certain factors impact the health & social industry.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I thoroughly enjoy my apprenticeship, my tutor ensures I am understanding all of my work, and pushes me to complete all of my work to the best of my ability. I find my apprenticeship interesting aswell as I am constantly learning new things which will help my career excel.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme is very organised, my tutor is always communicating with me if I need to upload any further work. We have regular 1 to 1 meetings to ensure I am on track for completing my programme.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My employers thoroughly support me within my programme, my manager helps me with any work that I may need extra assistance with.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
Lots of support, my tutor is always at the end of the phone or available for me to send her an email/text if I need any advice on my work. She always ensures that I understand my work & will talk me through this if not.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
I feel that my programme has given me a better understanding of how business structure works as a whole, and also helps me to learn new skills which will help me further my career into recruitment management.
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
Not as such, however I do try to organise any recruitment events where possible. I have attended local college open days in the past to promote our vacancies within health & social care.
9a. Would you recommend Alcedo Care to a friend?
I feel thoroughly supported throughout my apprenticeship and am glad I have started my programme. I look forward to finishing my programme and hopefully starting another once complete.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Alcedo Care?