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Why should I choose a career in Care over Retail or Hospitality?

Why should I choose a career in Care over Retail or Hospitality?

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 12 months, workers have found roles in other industries.

If you are looking for a new role and are undecided whether you should look to care or retail/hospitality, we have listed a few reasons why we think care is the better option. Call us biased, but we know we’re on the money with this one.

 

  1. Career progression

A role in care provides much more opportunity to develop than a retail or hospitality job. For one of the largest care companies in the UK, over a third of managers have been promoted internally.

The nature of a lot care organisations large and small also means there are usually a variety of roles: different care specialisms – nursing or elderly for example, administration, activities co-ordinators. Or you might decide to specialise in topics such as  dementia or autism and learning disabilities. This gives the possibility of working across a number of different roles in your time with the organisation, building your skillset and allowing you to find the role that is the best fit for you.

 

  1. Flexibility

Care roles can offer flexibility around your other commitments and more and more providers are offering flexible shifts to support their workforce. If you can’t commit to advertised shift patters, don’t be afraid to speak to the care company about what you can bring to the role if they’re able to consider an alternative option.

 

  1. Training and qualifications

NEWSFLASH! A lot of care roles do not require any qualifications at all (more on this in our next blog!) and staff are given lots of training on the job. A number of qualifications are also offered in many roles, allowing you to obtain NVQs and other credentials. A lot of these skills are transferrable to other roles as well as allowing you to develop your care career.

 

  1. Give something back

Working in care is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. If giving something back is important to you, working in care and supporting people to live their best lives is a great way to do that.

 

So there we go. We’ve tempted you right? Now why not check out care vacancies <here>.