Apprentice Support Worker - Level 2 


Date posted



Application closing date




Fixed Term 1 year from 1st January 2020 Full Time 37 hours per week £8,392.39 per annum for 1st year apprenticeship


We are currently seeking to appoint a full time Apprentice Support Worker to work within Post 16 at our Walker Terrace site.
The role ideally requires the candidate to have experience of working with students with learning difficulties and disabilities. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work under their own initiative and effectively within a team in the support of our young people aged 14 -19 years.
The Apprentice Support Worker will help adults with learning, care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live and work as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives; they will make a positive difference to someone's life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.
We are looking for driven and motivated individuals with innovative ideas, and a passion for working with young people, who would like to be part of a growing organisation.
The successful candidate will be responsive to individual needs, flexible and empathetic. They will be committed to working with young people and adults who have learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities. They will need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support.
We have a short video giving potential applicants an insight into school life; the video is available on our TV channel
If successful, you will be required to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.


On-line application forms only from


Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 4th November 2019

Shortlisting week commencing 11th November 2019


Interview week commencing 25th November 2019


For further details please contact: Julie Ramsey, Staffing, Administration & Facilities Manager or telephone Tel. 0191 4874595


Volunteers, Work Experience & Visitors

We welcome all students from schools, colleges and universities to attend the Cedars Academy to gain work experience or work for us on a voluntary basis. Due to number of requests we receive, we have set the following guidelines:



Volunteers are requested to complete an application form (available from our website) as the same safeguarding criteria apply as if we were employing you. We will need to request and receive 2 suitable references and complete an enhanced DBS before you can start your voluntary work with us. Please also state the approximate length of time you would like to come into school and how many days per week.


College placements (NVQ & Health & Social Care A' Level students)

These are usually arranged by your college, however you may wish to approach us yourself and follow the guidelines that we have set down for year 10 and 11 students.

We understand that the length of your placements varies depending on the level of your qualification and you may need to evidence different things - all of this can be coordinated with the class teacher as part of your induction to the classroom.


Insight days for University students

As part of some university courses insight days are requested to observe how we deliver outstanding education.

These only usually last 1 to 2 days and a full induction is not normally included within these placements.


Teacher Training students

We are happy to accommodate students across school. Please e-mail the school through the contact us page and give a brief description of when you'd like to come and for how long.


Health placements

Although we do have physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health colleagues visiting our school, they are not employed by us and have very busy schedules, so we cannot promise any time or placements with them. Placements for student nurses with the school nurse are arranged through the PCT.


All volunteers or those on work placement:

Will be given an induction (usually before the start date), which will include an on-line child protection course. Expectations and restrictions will also be clearly explained.

Must follow the direction of the class teacher at all times

May be offered the opportunity to attend appropriate on-site training with our staff

We have to limit the amount of volunteers and work experience pupils coming into school at any one time and we may not always be able to offer the full duration of their requested time. The school cannot promise to offer placements to all those who request them.

All requests/applications for placements should be made through Julie Ramsey, our Facilities & HR Manager.

Contact: 0191 487 4595 / / Cedars Trust, Ivy Lane, Gateshead, NE9 6QD