Careers in social care

If you’re passionate about helping people there are lots of different job roles in social care to choose from. There are also plenty of opportunities to progress such as:

  • Specialist areas including dementia, learning difficulties, physical or sensory impairment, end of life care
  • Team leader and management roles
  • Regulated roles like social work, nursing or counselling
  • Other supporting roles (such as Trainers, Office roles including administration, finance, human resources, property maintenance, cooks and housekeepers)

Earn while you learn. Most of the training you do will be ‘on the job’ and at no cost to you.

The skills and experience you gain throughout your career will always be in demand so you’ll always have job security.

You will make a difference to someone else’s life.

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Ready for a career in social care?

To find out more about developing your career in adult social care, see this interactive guide from Skills for Care: Social care a rewarding career (

To find local opportunities to start your career visit our Get Started page.

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