Think a career in care this National Careers Week 2020

It’s National Careers Week – could you be considering a career in care?

The adult social care sector will need up to 580,000 more workers by 2035 to meet growing demand. It’s one of the few sectors where jobs are increasing, so with lots of different roles and plenty of opportunities to progress social care is a great career option.

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Why choose a career in care?

A career in social care offers long-term employment prospects, with opportunities for promotion and progression as well as job security.

Social care is about supporting people to maintain their independence, dignity and control. This includes providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives.

Social care workers could be supporting someone with a range of disabilities, dementia or mental health conditions. They could be working in a care home, in the local community or from someone’s home.

Somewhere in your community there’s a job that you can do to help others.

What jobs could you do?

If you like working with people, social care offers a worthwhile job that can turn into a rewarding, long-term career.

You could be a care worker, working with lots of different people who need care and support in a variety of settings.

A personal assistant is employed by an individual, working in their home, place of work or in the community to help them live their life.  

An activity worker designs and delivers social activities, helping people with their physical and mental health needs.

There are lots of different roles – find out more here.

What route could you take?

Check out all the different roles on this website, and search for current opportunities on the Every day is different job search.

There are lots of options to help you get started.

Apprenticeships are a great option for anyone who’s ready to start work and wants to develop their skills and knowledge in the sector. Search for opportunities here.

Traineeships can help you develop your employability skills to then progress into an apprenticeship or employment. Search for opportunities here.

Sector routeways are a great way to learn more about working in the sector and to develop care specific skills to help you get started. Your local employment service, such as the Jobcentre Plus, should be able to help with this.

The Graduate Management programme is open to ambitious graduates from any degree subject. It’s designed to fast-track graduates into leadership roles. Apply now before 31 March 2020.