A Career in Care

Benefits of Working in Care

Careers in the care industry aren’t just incredibly rewarding. Many roles also come with additional benefits, which could help improve your personal and professional life.
  • Flexibility
    Not looking for a standard 9-to-5 job? No problem. Care Workers’ skills are vital for thousands of people to live their lives every single day, meaning the help they provide is needed 24/7.

    The flexibility of shift patterns means that those working in care can fit their career around their commitments. So whether you’re a student trying to fit work around your studies, or a parent looking to earn alongside their childcare commitments, care work has got you covered.

  • Real qualifications
    Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always need to be fully qualified to find a job in the care industry.

    Care Plus provide relevant on-the-job training to ensure that you have all the necessary skills in place to get started. There’s also the opportunity to continue professional development with further qualifications. So not only will you be fully trained and prepared for your position, you could get to add real qualifications to your CV.

  • Variety
    One of the biggest benefits of working in care is diversity. You’ll constantly be introduced to new environments, meet new people and do different tasks as part of your day-to-day.

    No gazing out of the office window wondering when home time will come, and no more boring working days all blurring into one. There really isn’t ever a quiet or dull moment in care.

  • Rewarding
    Perhaps the most commonly talked about benefit of a career in care is how fulfilling it is. Every day, you’re helping someone in need and making their lives that little bit easier. And knowing that you make a difference to their day provides a real sense of achievement that’s difficult to experience in any other role.

    Additionally, you’ll be building real relationships with clients, not to mention their family and friends. And that personal connection is what makes care work so unique.

  • Perks
    Finally, many care roles come with impressive employee perks as part of the package. Aside from the aforementioned options for flexible working and continual professional development, common benefits of care work include financial remuneration (in the form of competitive salaries), pensions and holiday allowances.

A Career in Care

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

Adult social care is one of the few sectors where jobs are increasing, offering significant numbers of long-term career opportunities in the current job market. There’s an estimated 1.8 million people working in social care, and this is predicted to increase by 500,000 jobs across the UK in the next 10 years.

Somewhere in your community there’s a job that you can do to help others. If you like working with people, social care offers a worthwhile job that can turn into a rewarding, long-term career.

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