Care careers for jobseekers

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Care careers for jobseekers

06 October 2014

63 jobseekers came to our Opportunities in the care sectorevent on 8 April.

The event was the first of its kind in the college’s new Church Road centre and was organised in partnership with Jobcentre Plus. Visitors had a chance to meet potential employers and voluntary organisations.

Our Care Ambassadors ran workshops explaining their own working backgrounds, which included nursing and ward management at Stoke Mandeville hospital, and residential and community care for people with learning disabilities.

Visitors were able to put themselves in the shoes of those they could be supporting in a care career. One exercise involved wearing special glasses that mimic the effect of a stroke on your eyesight.                                                                          

Lisa Halfacre of Bracknell enjoyed the workshop and the exhibition:

“I found the workshop very informative and a good background to possible jobs and a career path in social care.

"The other people there had lots of questions too and were interested in a wide spectrum of jobs in social care. This event has been a great first stepping stone to finding out about my future career.”

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