Jobs board launches campaign to boost job applicants in care sector
CoastalWestSussexJobs.com, powered by LoveLocalJobs.com, has partnered with Adur & Worthing Councils, local employers and colleges to encourage young people to consider a career in health and social care.
There are currently more vacancies in health and social care in the Coastal West Sussex region than any other sector. These are featured on CoastalWestSussexJobs.com’s careers advice website pathway.coastalwestsussexjobs.com, which was developed by students from local schools.
To support the promotion of local careers in health and social care, students from Reigate School of Art at East Surrey College produced a series of high quality and professional videos featuring employers, employees and apprentices working in various roles in the sector.
One of the interviewees is Penny Daly, regional recruitment manager for Allied Healthcare, an organisation which provides care for people in their own homes. She said, “Working in social care is more than just a job – it’s incredibly rewarding and can be a lifetime career. You can take it wherever you want and many of our employees have used it as a stepping stone into nursing or social work. But as well as the hands-on roles, there are many opportunities in management and supporting roles, such as human resources and administration.”
Cara Horne is the communications and marketing assistant with Guild Care, a charity providing a range of care services in the Worthing area. She said, “I started off as an apprentice but was offered a permanent position after a year. I am now in charge of designing flyers, photography and video and social media. Doing an apprenticeship is such a good way in to a career like this as you study as well as doing the job.”
Georgina Angele, head of community at LoveLocalJobs.com, managed the project and said, “It is with thanks to partnership working between local employers and educators that projects such as this can create information, advice and guidance to support young people to make informed decisions about their progression through education and into local jobs”.