Five Reasons to Start a Career in Care

Considering a career in care? There are many reasons to choose a career in this hugely rewarding sector. Here, we highlight just five to help you make a decision about your next steps.

1. Making a Difference

Caring is a fulfilling career because you make a real difference to people’s lives. It is a chance to put your caring and compassionate skill set to good use and help people who really need it.

As you build relationships with those in your care, plus their family and friends, that sense of personal connection will grow.

For job satisfaction, a career in care is hard to beat.

2. Qualifications & Development

You don’t always need qualifications or previous experience to join the healthcare sector. We put new employees through on-the-job training and help them achieve the relevant qualifications to further develop their career.

To find out more about developing you career as a Care Assistant, download our guide here.

3. Variety

The nature and the importance of the work means every day is different.

It can be challenging, but it is certainly varied - from the roles you may take on and the people you meet, to the duties you perform. You’ll work alongside colleagues with different strengths and personalities who all share the same commitment to care.

4. Hours & Shift Patterns

Delivering care to improve the quality of people’s lives is not confined to regular 9 to 5 working hours. It’s a 24/7 responsibility which in turn provides opportunities for different shift patterns and hours.

A parent juggling childcare commitments, a student fitting in their studies or those returning to work after a break can choose the right number of hours and even work nights if that suits them better. From 12-hour shifts, to 48 hour weeks and everything else in between, there will be something for you.

5. Perks & Benefits

The attractive package we offer our staff is another good reason to choose care as a career. In addition to full training and mentored support, perks include a paid day off on your birthday, pension contributions, double pay on Bank Holidays, paid overtime and complimentary toast, tea and coffee if you miss breakfast before your shift.

If you are thinking about a career in care, take a look at our current vacancies here: www.morriscare.co.uk/careers

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