There are lots of opportunities for people who work in the care sector. Take William, Caroline and Stephanie for example: all three work as home carers and have gone on to gain their SVQ certificates whilst at work.
William and Caroline
When William applied for a job as a home carer he had no previous experience of working in a care environment, but he was drawn to the role by the variety that it was able to offer him.
It wasn’t until William attended an interview that he discovered the range of opportunities, training and diversity that a career in care could offer. He got offered the job, and happily accepted, before going on to tell his friend Caroline all about his new career.
Caroline quickly realised that this was exactly the challenge she was looking for and also applied for a position. Both have been working as carers for a number of years and haven’t looked back since.
Stephanie’s story is slightly different to that of William and Caroline, but again highlights the diversity of working as a home carer.
Stephanie had family and friends who were carers and she recognised the sense of reward and achievement it gave them. She was looking for a job whilst at college and thought that working in care would be perfect.
The flexibility of the shifts fitted around her college studies and she enjoyed the work, meeting new people and the support she received from her colleagues. Stephanie enjoyed her job so much, in fact, that she quickly found herself considering a change in her studies to reflect this.
To find out more about what working as a home carer could do for you, visit: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/careathome