Health Care Assistant Apprenticeship

Ribble View, Preston

Health Care Assistant Apprentice at Ribble View (Exemplar Health Care) 

Location: PR1 4UD
Hours: Full Time Training post (18 years and over only)
Shifts: 8 to 12 hours
Hourly rate: £8.91 - £9.17 per hour in training (dependent on previous qualifications)
Looking for a role with great career progression opportunities?

Want to work for a leading provider of healthcare provision for service users with complex care needs?

Want to be part of the Exemplar Health Care ‘family’ who put people first?

Want to join us at this exciting time as our expansion plan grows to opening between 8 and 10 new Homes every year?

Then look no further….

Calling all Health Care Assistants/Support Workers looking for the next stage in their career and ready to make the move.

Exemplar Health Care is a successful private healthcare provider strategically placed across the UK, with homes stretching from the North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire/Humber across to the North West.

About the role

The Health Care Assistant Apprentice will already be qualified at a level 2 in Health and Social Care so providing a high level of personal, physical, social and emotional personalised care.  

This is a fabulous opportunity to works towards your level 3 in Health and Social Care whilst studying towards your qualification and earning a wage.  

About the home
Over the last 6 months at Ribble View actions to develop and improve the service have been out priority. We have focussed on developing the team, adding in multidisciplinary experience, making innovative changes to the environment and embedding effective processes to enhance all areas of our care. We are now awaiting re-inspection by CQC and are proactively monitoring quality and standards to ensure we maintain all of the progression made. We undergo monthly service reviews/internal inspections which have consistently demonstrated maintenance of a good rating since January 2021. The team at Ribble View are proactive and motivated to provide excellent standards of care for our residents and we are passionate about driving quality and using innovation in the care setting. It is a truly fabulous time to join a great team….
Career development
Once you have completed your level 3 there are further career progression and learning and development opportunities.  Exemplar Health Care is one of the largest private sector providers of the trainee nursing associate (TNA) apprenticeship and also an accredited ABC of Caring modular development programme.

Essential qualities

  • 18 years or older
  • Functional Skills level 2 Maths and English or equivalent
  • Caring, kind, compassionate and values driven
  • Have high quality standards
  • Leads by example with high-quality personalised care at the heart of your values
  • Manages time effectively


Exemplar Health Care pride themselves on caring for colleagues and service user alike thanks to the talented and passionate people that work as part of the Exemplar ‘family’.  

Here are a few benefits as a way of repaying your hard work and dedication:

  • Paid Comprehensive Induction and Mandatory Training
  • Paid enhanced DBS 
  • 5.6 weeks holiday per year
  • Continuous professional development 
  • An award winning 24/7 employee counselling and support service, and an online Wellbeing Centre
  • Exemplar Rewards – Including retail and high street restaurant and pub discounts, holiday discounts and 2 for 1 cinema tickets
  • Refer a friend scheme

Our Values….

Exemplar values are unique to us and chosen by our colleagues who work here. We aim to work alongside people who share these values to create an exceptional culture of inclusivity and a great place to work. The five key values are: 

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Responsive
  • Success


Let’s get you started?

Apply now to register your details or to be booked for an informal and confidential chat with one of our internal recruiters.

For further details please read the ‘Job description and person specification’ or call our recruitment team on 01977 630830
When you are ready to apply for the role, click on ‘Apply for this job’ to complete your application.  
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Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Lifestyle and retail discounts

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension Plan

Pension plan – after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

Paid DBS Check

Paid DBS check – we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral Bonus

Referral bonus – if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

Free RCNi membership

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

Click here to download your refer-a-friend claim form and view terms and conditions.