How your skills can transfer to care

Unemployment figures are continuing to rise. Those who work for non-essential retailers and in tourism, catering and hospitality are suffering the most, but they don’t realise their skills can transfer to care.

Skills

That friendly, caring persona you have in front of customers is exactly what we need in the care industry. Your hardworking ethos shows your dedication to a role, which is what we’re looking for.

We recently spoke to our team in charge of hiring new carers and they shared some of the skills that can be transferred to us in care.

Punctuality

If you’ve had to be on time to open up a shop or a bar, then this vital when attending care calls. We need punctual people who are going to show up on time and be ready to work.

Ability to retain information

All jobs come with training. If you’ve worked in another industry and have had to train to do so, then this shows your ability to retain that information and use it in your day-to-day role.

We offer free, full training to become a carer, so being able to take everything we teach you on board and put it into practice, is a hugely desirable skill to have.

Caring and friendly personality

Working in retail or hospitality requires a caring, friendly and helpful manner. This is something we also look for in care workers. If you can ‘switch it on’ and make people feel reassured and cared for, then we need you!

Working hard

To retain any job requires a level of hard work and dedication. This shows us you’re committed and in it for the long haul.

Care is a highly skilled, professional, vocational occupation that is essential to the fabric of our society.

If you’ve recently been made redundant from a position in any other industry, why not consider transferring your skills to care? You could have a stable and long-term career ahead of you, while forging rewarding relationships with other staff and service users.

No experience is necessary to become a carer, as free, full training is given.

Find out more about the care jobs on offer here.