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The government has now voted to make Covid vaccinations for care workers working in care home settings mandatory. What does this mean if you are considering a job in a care home? To save confusion we thought we would list some key dates and information for you.   Firstly these new regulations come into effect on the 11 th of November. This means you will need to be fully vaccinated (i.e. have had both of your vaccines)...
I can't work in care I don't have the right qualifications.   In a recent survey undertaken by The Work Foundation & Total Jobs, half of the respondents said they would not apply for a role in care because they didn’t have any qualifications. We are here to tell you that there are MANY care roles that do not require ANY qualifications or even experience in a previous care role. It is possible to get a role in...
In the last few weeks, as hospitality and non-essential retail has been opening up, there has been a high demand for staff in those sectors. In fact it has been reported that 9 in 10 hospitality bosses expect to face shortages this year, due to a couple of things; firstly a lot of EU workers have left the UK and returned to home countries during the pandemic, and secondly while the hospitality industry was shut for the majority of the last...
Do you recognise yourself in the 7 qualities of care? 2020 was an unprecedented year with  widespread redundancies  facing a lot of sectors such as hospitality and travel. It was also a year that saw care thrown into the media spotlight. If you are considering a change in career whether due to redundancy, or just feel like you would like to try something different it is most certainly time to consider a role in care (don’t...
This week is  National Apprenticeship Week  and in the last 12 months the job landscape has changed drastically. If you are 25 are under you may be reconsidering your career options and plans for the future. We know that care is often overlooked as a career choice by younger people – however we know young people can make excellent carers and opportunities for career development in care are vast. We spoke to a HR Director...
Values – Based Recruitment for Care and Support Jobs With so many care and support jobs vacancies within the sector, employers generally aim to make recruitment processes as straightforward and welcoming to applications as possible. Stating that  ‘previous experience is necessary’ in job adverts tends to be very restrictive for most care and support jobs. Many of the best carers came into a career in care and...
A Career in Care & Support for Men - working in care There are a real lack of male care and support workers in the Care industry today, and there is no real need for this to be the case. Darren works for a care organisation in Milton Keynes, and his Career in Care was recently profiled in a daily newspaper.  Darren spent his early career working in factories, warehouses and gardens, but after he found himself out of a job, and...