Discover your rewarding role in care and climb the career ladder

11:14, Thursday, 10th February 2022

Compassionate and committed young people across North Lincolnshire are being urged to reap the rewards of a life-changing career in care this spring.

Helping those in need stay safe and well is not only hugely satisfying, shift patterns also offer valuable flexibility, so care workers can plan around the needs of their family.

In uncertain times care work provides guaranteed employment, as well as opportunities to move up the career ladder and unlock a raft of exclusive benefits, including free childcare up to 31 March 2022 and more.

The Proud to Care North Lincolnshire website conveniently brings all the exciting opportunities in local care into one place, alongside helpful advice and guidance for getting started in the industry.

Like many young people, Jade, 26, from Scunthorpe was unsure what career to pursue but found the perfect choice in care work. She said:

“I studied travel and tourism at college which is a bit different to what I’m doing now. I was a bit unsure what path to take. My mum and my auntie always told me how much you can achieve working in care, so I wanted to follow in their footsteps.”

Jade progressed quickly, becoming a Rehabilitation Officer and helping residents regain their confidence following their discharge from hospital.

Outlining her ambitions for the future and advice to people considering a career in care, she added:

“I’m hoping with my experience I can go on to be a Senior Rehabilitation Officer and stay in this industry. If anyone is thinking of working in care, I think it’s an amazing opportunity, there’s chance to progress and it’s really rewarding.”

It has never been easier to get into care work in North Lincolnshire, with a number of different options to gain practical skills and experience.

Ongo, working in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council, is delivering a fully paid two week training course, featuring e-learning and face to face teaching, as well as the chance to shadow care professionals.

To find out more about the course, email: recruitment@ongo.co.uk or call 01724 844848, who will be happy to support with job applications and other queries.

North Lindsey College has a range of entry to degree level health and social care courses from their on-campus Care Training Suite.

John Leggott College offers a range of vocational BTEC level courses in Health and Social Care, with practical work placements forming an important part of the syllabus.

More than 20 rewarding roles are currently live on the Proud to Care North Lincolnshire website, including newly added Home Care Support Worker opportunities.