It’s never too late to start a career in adult social care

There really is a role for everybody in this incredibly rewarding sector, from student to working mum, from corporate professional to retiree. Now, that’s something a lot of industries can’t boast about.

The diversity within the adult social care sector means it is full of unique individuals who all have their own special qualities, and by uniting these amazing qualities, these individuals deliver the most wonderful care

The industry needs people from all backgrounds, and of all ages, to make every team complete.

Thinking of a career switch?

Why do you want to work in the care sector? You may ask! Working in the adult care sector in the UK can be a deeply rewarding experience, as it offers the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals while also gaining valuable skills and knowledge in a dynamic and challenging field.

To start your journey, the most important qualities you need to have are compassion, patience, and a desire to care. Being a great listener is key too.

Did you know that there are various job roles in health and social care that don’t require formal qualifications? From support workers to care assistants and beyond, the adult care sector offers a wide range of opportunities for those looking to start a career. Learn more about the different job roles in health and social care and find your perfect fit.

Some people move over to this profession as they feel bored in their current role. They don’t feel challenged. Every day is the same. Their heart just isn’t in it anymore. They feel burnt out. They feel jealous when they hear from others who love their jobs.

If you daydream about having a rewarding career where you are put forward for training and development opportunities to match your aspirations, and where there are plenty of roles to take on to keep the excitement of learning something new alive, then you’ve come to the right place

You’ve so much to offer

This sector is one of a kind as many employees will look to the personal qualities of the candidate first before looking at their qualifications or experience. So please don’t be put off if caring for others is something completely new to you.

You’ll see that some roles are accessible through a ‘earn as you learn’ initiative so there’s no reason not to go for it!

Plus, you’ll be working with some of the most inspirational people who will be by your side to bring out the best in you and to help you fulfil your new role to the max.

Start your job search today!

Our list below will prove that it’s never too late to start building a new career your yourself.

  • Your career plans can change. That’s OK. You’re allowed to explore new ways to pursue your dreams.
  • Taking on new challenges keeps your brain active!
  • Boredom can be harmful. If you’re stuck in a rut, following the same routine day in, day out, swapping careers can make all the difference to your life.
  • As we go along life’s journey, our values can alter. If you need to change your career to match your values, what are you waiting for?
  • If you look to the future, and don’t like what you see, you can do something about that now.
  • You’re at the top of your tree, professionally speaking, but not personally truly happy there.
  • You crave a role that is full of purpose and puts genuine smiles on faces.

If your looking for social care jobs in Herefordshire? Remember, you won’t be alone. Our experts are here to guide you through every step of your Adult Social Care career change.

Our mission

Herefordshire Cares’ mission is to connect people to the job of their dreams. Head over to our health and social care job vacancies page now or explore our website further to discover exactly where you want to be.