Getting Started Introduction

If you're interested in exploring a career, there's a huge range of jobs in social care work, with many offering flexible hours that might suit you better than the conventional nine-to-five. You could also work part-time to balance your job with the rest of your life. But however you choose to work, you'll be doing a job that's varied and worthwhile.

Before you take the plunge, you might also want to try some volunteering in the local community to see if social care work is the career for you. Click here.

Finding a Job

Your first position in social care could be immediately after leaving school, when your children are older or have grown up, or following a career break.

There are many ways of becoming involved in social care work.

For jobs in social care work click here

Training Opportunities

  • Contact your local further education college.
  • If you are still at school, talk to your school careers department or Connexions advisor.

To find out more about training opportunities click here