“You can’t imagine how vulnerable you feel when you first need care. Having someone who understands and goes that extra mile means the world to me.”

A Somerset Resident

Every day, thousands of people in Somerset receive care or support in one form or another.

The Proud to Care Somerset initiative aims to highlight the many rewarding career opportunities that exist across the care sector.  Whether you have just left college or are looking for a change later in life, maybe a career in care is for you?

Working in this sector you can provide truly essential services and make a real difference to the lives of others.  You can choose to work with people with disabilities, older adults, people using mental health services or those with learning disabilities.

You don’t need any previous qualifications or experience as you will be supported in the workplace.

For more information on starting your career in care, visit Skills for Care.

Need support looking for a job?

The National Careers Service offer a range of support services, including advice on how to produce a CV, interview skills, and job search techniques. This free service is available to all adults and 18-year-olds who are in receipt of a Job Centre benefit.

To request support, visit the National Careers Service or link with your local Jobcentre Plus

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