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Careers in Care – Your Career Matters

Working in care is one of the most important jobs. Thousands of people across Essex require care, ranging from personal support to help around the house. We are working with care providers across Essex to highlight opportunities in the care sector.

Apply now to start a career in Adult Social Care

Your Career Matters. So, why choose a career in care?

Skill Building

You will receive on the job training from your employer and learn new skills, such as working with new technology. Depending on your career goals, NVQs are available up to level 7 for managerial care staff. Every role in care equips you with skills and knowledge that can be transferred throughout your career.

Career Progression

There are plenty of opportunities to climb the career ladder in care. Starting as a Care Assistant could lead you to becoming a Supervisor or Team Leader, for example. This can then lead to a Registered Manager position. Progression could lead to managing a residential home, or supporting a team of Support Workers across the county. And you will be fully supported along your journey.


There are a wide range of career options available. For example, you could:

  • provide direct care as a Care Assistant or Activity Support Worker
  • provide managerial support and guidance as a Supervisor or Service Manager
  • work out in the community as a Community Support Worker
  • specialise in a specific area, such as Occupational Therapist

You can help people:

  • in their own homes
  • in residential homes
  • in community settings, such as supported housing

Adult social care provides support for older people, as well as adults with disabilities or mental health needs.

Something for everyone

There are many roles in care that don’t require any qualifications or experience. It just takes the right person. If you’re kind, compassionate, and love helping people, you’re the perfect candidate.

So, whether you’re just starting your career, or fancy a change, there’s a job to suit you in Adult Social Care.

Make a difference

Working in care means that every day you are making a difference to someone’s life. It could be something as simple as making a bed or preparing a meal. But knowing you have made a positive impact can fill you with a sense of pride.

The Nightingale Care Bursary – Free Health & Social Care Training and Qualifications

The Nightingale Care Bursary provides free training opportunities for existing health care staff and learners to upskill their career and improve their prospects. You will gain a fully funded, flexible learning qualification with the support from dedicated tutors. Additionally, there will be opportunities for employees to undertake an accredited Certificate that will support their Continuous Professional Development. The training will help to raise the skills and confidence of this valued workforce and enable individuals to progress and excel in their role.

Finances do not have to get in the way of a rewarding career. Support is available to reduce barriers to work and learning. For more information, please visit our website or call 0330139502 to speak with someone today.

Apply now to start a career in Adult Social Care

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