Find out more about training with Proud to Care South Gloucestershire
Most of the jobs advertised on this website are for frontline care and support workers.
You don’t need any previous qualifications or experience to become a care and support worker – you will be supported in the workplace. Employers provide essential training and they also offer support to gain recognised qualifications. The qualifications are work based and recognised by all employers within health and social care.
It’s worth doing some research into the employers you may be interested in applying to and checking their website for details on training and development and to see if they have the vision and values you’re looking for. If they are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) they will also have an inspection report and other information on their website.
With further training and development, care and support worker roles can lead to future career development opportunities such as:
- Working in a specialist area e.g. dementia, learning difficulties, physical or sensory impairment, end of life care
- Team leader or management roles
- Moving into support areas, for example as a trainer or advisor
- Regulated roles like social work, nursing or counselling
For more information about different job roles and career paths, visit Skills for Care.