The Application and Recruitment Process

Applying for a role with Prestige Nursing & Care couldn’t be easier! Simply follow the instructions below and you’re one step closer to one of the most rewarding careers you can have.  Your journey to better starts today.

If you’re interested in joining us as a professional carer your first step is to apply to one of the roles advertised on our website – you can see all our vacancy listings here.  Select the job you wish to apply for and fill in our online application form. It will only take a few minutes and you will be asked to attach your CV.

Our recruitment team will screen your application and if you’re successful, you will be invited for an interview. This is a great opportunity for us get to know you better and for you to get to know us.  We will answer all of your questions and learn more about your skills and experiences.  We will discuss the role you have applied for and give you as much information as possible about Prestige Nursing & Care.

Once your interview date and time is confirmed we will send you an email with instructions on how to log on to our Professional Carers portal (also known as Members Portal). Before your interview, we will ask that you complete our online application form and submit your candidate details to assist with your application.

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Professional carers and registered nurses recruitment process

When confirming your interview, by phone or face-to-face, we’re going to request your paperwork which enables us to apply for your DBS and references.  Due to the nature of the work with vulnerable people it’s necessary to complete these regulated checks as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please let us know and your recruiter will assist.

Proof of eligibility to work in the UK. This could be:
  • Passport to include any visa or WRS documents for non-EU citizens (for student visas we will need to see a copy of your enrolment letter & study timetable)
  • Birth certificate (short birth certificates will not be accepted)
  • Adoption certificate
Additional ID – one of the following:
  • Full or provisional driving license
  • Marriage certificate
  • Change of name (by deed poll)
Two proofs of address dated within three months of interview date. They could be:
  • Bank/building society statement
  • Benefit statement
  • Council tax letter (dated for the year ahead)
  • Credit card statement
  • Financial statement
  • Letter from Head Teacher or College Principal
  • Mortgage statement
  • P45/P60
  • Driving license photo card and paper part
  • Utility bill- either one of the following – Gas, Electric, Water, Phone (Landline phone only, not mobiles)
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What we need from you

We will also ask for the following documentation once you’ve been successful at interview stage:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Proof of national insurance number, which can also be used for ID purposes.
References

We require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer. Please bring details of their name, company/organisation address, email and work contact number

Qualifications and training documentation

Carers:

  • NVQ / QCF certificates
  • Care Certificate & Portfolio
  • Any other relevant training certificates

Qualified nurses:

  • NMC Number
  • Additional qualifications and training certificates
DBS / PVG checks

We conduct DBS checks in England and PVG checks in Scotland at your local branch. Unless you’re registered with the update service, you will be required to apply for one.

Offers

It’s always great news when you have been successful! Please note that all offers are subject to satisfactory references, completion of training, DBS / PVG approval, and successful completion of your training programme. It is also subject to confirmation of your right to work in the UK and confirmation that you are free to take up and carry out the work offered to you no later than seven days from your training start date. This offer is valid for seven days from the date of the offer.

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Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716.

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about.

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.