Greensleeves Care has launched a pioneering workforce programme with City & Guilds. The innovative programme helps experienced people switch from declining industries and jobs to growth sectors of the economy, such as social care. The leading care charity is the programme’s founding partner and the first employer in England to welcome applications from individuals who have completed the City & Guilds Skills Bridge, Step into Social Care programme.
The new research launched by City & Guilds Group shows that while two thirds (65%) of people interviewed are expecting the jobs market to be worse in 2021, only 16% of respondents are clear that their skills can benefit a different industry such as social care.
Paul Newman, Chief Executive at Greensleeves Care, said:
“We believe that amazing care starts with amazing people. And amazing people come from all backgrounds. We have interviewed applicants from a range of industries including haulage and logistics, warehousing, hospitality and retail, and have great success stories of how well they have fitted into our organisation.
When we recruit, we look for values. If someone has the right attitude and a commitment to caring for our residents, we can teach them the skills they need for the job.”
If you wish to find out more about the Step into Social Care programme, please visit:
To download a copy of Building Bridges towards Social Care report, please visit:
For more information on how you can join social care please visit https://www.greensleeves.org.uk/home/careers/join-social-care/