We’re helping the unemployed get back to work

According to the Office for National Statistics, there are 73,000 people unemployed in Wales.

According to the Office for National Statistics, there are 73,000 people unemployed in Wales. The unemployment rate in Wales stands at 4.8% – higher than the rate of 4.6% for the whole of the UK.

We believe that offering people re-training in a new industry is a great way to get them back into the working world. Many unemployed people are eager to start work again and might not be aware that re-training for a career in the care industry could be for them.

Working in care is an extremely rewarding job and we offer potential new recruits the chance to receive free full training with the opportunity to achieve Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level 2 to level 3 after an initial six months probationary period. It’s a great opportunity to learn something new and gain extra qualifications and experience.

We also provide all staff with full training and shadowing before they start, and they have additional, on the job support from the team 24/7.

They are given free uniforms, access to a national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.

Being committed to training in the care industry means you can carve a real career for yourself and even find your vocation in life. Here’s what some of our long-serving carers had to say about working in care:

  • Eira Evans – “I love the feeling of helping people to remain at home, surrounded by family and friends where they belong.”
  • Brenda Francis – “I have been a carer for 10 years now and I enjoy my work very much. I love chatting to the service users and doing everything I can to enable them to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. I treat them with dignity and respect and help them all I can with their daily needs.”
  • Gwyneth Powell – “I first got into the industry after my mother started receiving care from Abacare. I saw how hard-working and dedicated her carers were and how much of a difference they made and I wanted to be able to make a difference to people too.”