What to expect from an Abacare interview

People who have successfully applied for a position with us will be invited to an interview at one of our regional branches.

Interview

Here you will get to have a closer look at what we do. We will give you a grand tour of the office and you’ll be able to meet some of the staff, including carers. You’ll be able to see just how friendly and helpful everyone is and how you’ll fit in.

Depending on the branch you visit, you may also be able to see our state-of-the-art training facilities.

Our free, full training includes a company induction, first aid, information on dementia, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users, with the opportunity to achieve Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) after the initial three months probationary period.

Our interviews are very relaxed. You’ll be able to have a chat with a senior member of staff over a tea or coffee. They’ll be able to answer any questions you might have about the role and what it entails.

You’ll be asked to fill out an application form and DBS form. We’ll also ask you to take part in a small literacy and numeracy test and we’ll ask you seven questions.

We’ll give you scenarios that might occur in the field and ask how you might deal with them. This is too see what knowledge of care you might already have. Don’t worry, there are no wrong answers, as we don’t require people to have experience to take on a position.

What you need to bring to your interview

  • A right to work in the UK document
  • Proof of national insurance (not a payslip)
  • Two forms of proof of address
  • Details of two references

Bank statements or utility bills should be dated within the last three months, except for council tax bills.

We are looking for kind, caring and honest individuals to join our teams across Wales. It’s a bonus if candidates have good communication skills, can prepare meals (light cooking) and are happy to carry out personal care.

Being a carer is a highly skilled, professional, vocational occupation. It is essential to the fabric of our society. The beauty of a job for life means you can start at the bottom and work your way up with training and qualifications.

In today’s changing world of employment, we pride ourselves on being able to offer long-term job security and career prospects.

We believe we offer inspiring work for inspirational people as well as a flexible and supported working environment.

If you’re interested in joining us, you can find out more about the roles we have available here.