As an employer – you need to be doing all you can to engage and interact with the next generation of Carers. The current skills shortage is massive, and it will only get worse if we stick to what we’ve always done. Recruitment is a massive investment of time in any industry – you need to be making sure that it’s time well spent.
Building partnerships with education providers can be massively beneficial for filling future skills gaps. You aren’t just engaging with education – you’re engaging with the next generation of Carers.
It isn’t just about engaging with schools. With the number of special events and awards available to all ages – there are now more ways than ever for employers to reach the next generation of Carers.
Employers in the Care sector will need to reach the younger generations in order to keep growing and overcoming skills shortages and ageing populations. Given the common misconceptions and myths about working in Care – it’s now more important than ever to get them interested from an earlier age.
Getting involved with the next generation is a move to future-proof the workforce for your organisation. As an employer – you’ll encourage young people into Care, and gain a head-start on getting the best and brightest of the younger workforce.
It’s also fantastic for building awareness around what you do for your community. You’re making younger people more aware of your work, and they’ll shout about it for you. When it comes to recruitment, especially in Care – word of mouth is so powerful.
With the infrastructure of the community today – there are numerous ways of engaging with education. You may choose yours based upon your location, or just your preferences. However, we’ve listed some of the most direct ways here:
These are your schools, colleges and Universities. Building networks in communities is now so much easier – you can contact education providers directly and start communicating. They will not only give you the ability to talk directly to younger generations – they could also put you in touch with potential new recruits from the get-go.
Offering Apprenticeships, Traineeships & Work Experience
The above are the more commonly used methods for Care providers to get involved with education. But, are you making sure you’re getting the most out of them? Take a look at our dedicated Employers’ Information page on Apprenticeships to learn more.
Or, alternatively, if you’d like to find out how other providers are offering Apprenticeships – the Government website has plenty.