There are more opportunities than ever before for young jobseekers to
access a career in adult social care. The Department of Health would
like to see more people in Scunthorpe take up jobs in this sector.
Mandy Thompson, who features in the national film said:
"As far as job satisfaction goes, helping people maintain a happy and
healthy lifestyle while also bringing a smile to yourself and those around
you, is second to none."
"In my mind waking up each day to a different challenge is
"There are many opportunities for those who have never worked within this
environment. From my own experience, I can say that training, support
and encouragement have been offered throughout to enable me to fulfil such
an important role within our society."
Across the country there are 50,000 jobs on the Care First Careers scheme
available to motivated, interested individuals from early 2010. The
scheme, funded by £75 million pounds of Government funding offers
jobs to young people who have been unemployed for almost 12 months.
Health and social care apprenticeship are also available and they allow
candidates to experience first hand the rewards of working with and caring
for vulnerable people. It provides practical, on the job experience
whilst working towards recognised qualifications and being paid at the same