Job FAQ Section 

What shifts or rotas are available? 
We work from an availability form, what this means is that, we offer you work, based off what you tell us you can work.  
Do you offer regular patterns of work? 
We do. We aim to offer work to all new starters that suit them. Our focus is to keep as small a group as possible visiting our services users. So if we find you fit in somewhere, we will aim to keep you there as often as we can.  
Do I need experience to join? 
Academy Care prides itself on our training systems. We provide training to applicants who are new to care and experienced carers. We have a syllabus for the Care Certificate and also offer diplomas (formally NVQs) to allow continued learning and progression to those interested. 
Do I need to drive? 
Not all our work requires you to be a driver, we also have a system in place to allow people who don't drive to work in our domiciliary care runs. We consider all applicants and our process allows the right candidate to work, with or without a driving licence.  
What pre-employment checks do you do? 
All applicants will be required to have returned a enhanced DBS and adult first check, two satisfactory references. Academy Care Ltd will pay your initial DBS cost.  
Is there any training that I need to complete before I start working? 
There are 17 eLearning modules (unless new to care, were you would need to complete a total of 18 modules), plus three mandatory classroom sessions - we work around your availability and will book this training in to suit you.  
How much do I pay for the training?  
It's completely free!  
How old do I need to be to work in care? 
We can offer employment to anybody 16 years old and above. Applicants aged 16 - 18 have different regulations that we must adhere too but full time work is still available. 
How often do I get paid? 
We offer weekly or monthly pay. You choose your preferred pay frequency during the interview stage.  
How much do I get paid? 
Pay can vary on the region you work for us, however our current rates are £10.20 to £12.50 per hour. Our standards rates are: £10.20 Monday to Friday, £11.00 Saturday and Sunday, £12.00 for Bank Holidays, £12.50 for overtime.  
When can I start work?  
You can start work when you are fully compliant, this means all eLearning and classroom training has been completed, two mandatory references, DBS has come back and all paperwork has been signed..  
How much do I get paid for training? 
We offer a £120 bonus if you complete initial training, this is paid once you have completed a set amount of hours. When you are working for Academy Care Ltd, any eLearning modules you complete is paid, all classroom training is paid at £9.50.  
What benefits do I get for working with Academy Care Ltd? 
Academy Care Ltd firmly believes in giving our staff the best we can offer, for the work they do. We proudly offer fully paid diplomas, a comprehensive employee discount scheme, an on-call GP service, paid for psychologist appointments, mental and physical well being studios. The list continues, you are best getting in touch! 
What time does work start and finish?  
We start runs at 07:00 and typically they end around 22:00, but we work around your availability and what you can work. Support work completely depends on the services users. 
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