New year, new career: Why you should consider a career in care in 2023

It’s that time of the year again when everyone sets up their new year’s resolutions. If one of your resolutions is giving back to society, you should consider a career in care work. As a care worker, you’ll not only make a positive change in someone’s life but also get paid well for it.

Care workers at The Beeches


The care industry is always looking for passionate people, eager to make a difference. If that sounds like you, being a care worker is definitely your calling.

Here are a few of the many reasons why a career in care is for you:

 

  • Flexibility – Have control over your working hours 

If you are someone who doesn’t like the idea of a regular 9-5 job, a career in care could be for you because of the flexibility it offers. You can choose your own hours when you work in care. A lot of people manage their work hours around their home lives and children.

 

At The Beeches, we offer flexible shift patterns that give you the chance to find a routine that suits you and your lifestyle. 

 

  • Training and development – Customisable training programmes and transferable skills

When you start your career as a care worker, you undergo formal training and gain care qualifications such as NVQ levels 2 & 3 in health and social care. While working in care takes a certain type of person, qualifications can really help you on your way. But aside from formal training, the soft skills that you gain such as sensitivity, reliability, and communication skills are equally as important.

Care workers with their certificates

You also pick up a lot of valuable skills such as team work, time management, adaptability, and many more. These soft skills are easily transferable to all aspects of life. 

 

  • Variety is the spice of life – Every day brings something new

No two days are the same working as a care worker. A new day can bring with it new challenges but also new opportunities to apply yourself and all the skills you have learnt.

Care worker with a resident

At The Beeches, we can assure you that you’ll never be bored! If you don’t like being sat at a desk all day and love some momentum, a care worker job is perfect for you!

 

  • Strong connections – Make bonds that last a lifetime

When you work in care, you are fully involved in the life of the person in care. You are by their side through their daily activities, ups and downs, in sickness and in health. You are not only their care giver but also their friend and confidant.

Care worker spending time with a resident

While working in care, you become quite close with your team owing to the many hours you spend together and all the hurdles you face together. The bonds that you create while working in care are for life.

The wonderful Beeches team

Our team at The Beeches is built of dedicated staff, many of whom have worked with us for more than 10 years. Come join us!

 

  • Job Security – Feel a sense of stability

In today’s economy, job security is a priority for everyone. Being a care worker, you develop a broad skill-set which you can apply to a variety of care jobs. Care work is a very in-demand job and the care industry is always in need of new care workers which means that your skills will always be indispensable.

At The Beeches we will nurture your skills, there is room to progress if you would like to. But know that your care skills will be a great asset throughout the rest of your personal and professional life. 

 

  • Satisfaction – Make a real difference as a care worker

Care work is more than just a job. Being a care worker is a very rewarding experience. As a care worker, you have the opportunity to make people’s lives better. Every kind word and every nice gesture towards someone in care makes a big difference. The satisfaction that you will receive knowing that you helped someone live with dignity is truly unparalleled.

Celebrating together at Beeches

Bev Shave, deputy manager at The Beeches, said “Care work really opens you up to new experiences every day. You meet a lot of different kinds of people, share their life experiences, and become a part of a loving community. If you are interested in the care industry, I urge you to take a leap of faith and become a care worker.”

Handy sites to look at if you’re interested in a career in care:

There’s lots to think about when considering a career in care, so here are some helpful sites if you’d like some more info. – The Care Workers’ Charity: https://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/ – The UK Government’s care worker page: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/care-worker

If you are looking to start your journey as a care worker, give us a call today on 01359 230773 or email us at info@thebeeches-ixworth.co.uk. We would love to hear from you!

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