CoastalWestSussexJobs.com powered by LoveLocalJobs.com, has partnered with Adur & Worthing Councils, Northbrook College, Allied Healthcare, Guild Care and East Surrey College to encourage young people to consider a career in health and social care.
The jobs board, which is part of the LoveLocalJobs.com family, is continuing to reach out to young people through the careers advice website pathway.coastalwestsussexjobs.com.
The site was developed by students from local schools and as result is tailor made for young people. To support the promotion of local careers in health and social care, students from Reigate School of Art at East Surrey College have produced a high quality and professional series of videos featuring employers, employees and apprentices working in various roles in the sector.
One of the interviewees is Penny Daly, Regional Recruitment Manager for Allied Healthcare, an organisation which provides care for people in their own homes. She said: “Working in social care is more than just a job – it’s incredibly rewarding and can be a lifetime career. You can take it wherever you want and many of our employees have used it as a stepping stone into nursing or social work. But as well as the hands-on roles, there are many opportunities in management and supporting roles, such as human resources and administration.”
There are currently more vacancies in health and social care in the Coastal West Sussex region than any other sector, offering a diverse range of opportunities for young people looking to start a career.
Cara Horne, is the Communications and Marketing Assistant with Guild Care, a charity providing a range of care services in the Worthing area. She said: “I started off as an apprentice but was offered a permanent position after a year. I am now in charge of designing flyers, photography and video and social media. Doing an apprenticeship is such a good way in to a career like this as you study as well as doing the job.”
The new resources also include videos of Lynette Wildmore, Assessor at Northbrook College and also Luke, a Northbrook College Apprentice who has recently secured a permanent job with Worthing Scope.
Georgina Angele, Head of Community at LoveLocalJobs.com managed the project and said “It is with thanks to partnership working between local employers and educators that projects such as this can create information, advice and guidance to support young people to make informed decisions about their progression through education and into local jobs”.
The series of videos about jobs and career opportunities in health and social care can be found at http://pathway.coastalwestsussexjobs.com/meet-some-employers/health-social-care.
The Pathway website also offers practical advice for young people about looking for and applying for jobs, writing CVs, tips for shining at interviews and how to manage finances.