So you are looking for a care job in the UK? You are in luck as in this article, I will share 7 things you need to successfully land a care job in the UK.
Without these 7 items, it might be difficult for you to land a care job in the UK. Before we proceed, let us define some basics about the UK Care Industry.
What is a care job?
A care job is the work done by a care worker. Care work refers to occupations that provide services that help & support people to live better, develop their capabilities, or the ability to pursue the aspects of their lives that they value.
A care worker can work in a care home with the elderly or people with learning disabilities. Care workers can also work in Hospitals, people’s own home or in communities.
Benefits of being a care worker in the UK
A care job pays well and is one of the fastest ways of getting a UK tier-2 visa sponsorship. This means you can live and work in the UK and also bring your dependent family to come live in the UK with you.
Average Salary of Care Workers in the UK
The average care worker in the UK makes between £24,375 -£36,000 per year depending on experience.
How to find a Care job in the UK
You can find a care job by searching for “Care recruitment agencies in the UK”. Alternatively, you can check the Health Care section of job websites like Lavhi.com.
What are the documents required to successfully land a care job in the UK?
In order to land a care job, you need the following items below:
1. Care Training Certificate(s)
You don’t need a care degree to get a care job in the U.K. Just some accredited certificates in care subjects like Basic first aid, Manual handling, Food hygeine, health & safety, information governance etc. will do. You can get this training for free at Florence Academy. There are also Premium Healthcare Trainings which are recognized but you have to pay for these ones.
2. Criminal Record Checks
This is called Disclosure or Barring Certificate. Most health care homes will require you to do a check to see if you have any criminal records. This usually happens in England and Wales. Scotland & Northern Ireland have their own different procedures for criminal checks. In Northern Ireland, it is called Access N.I.
3. International passport
Most people won’t be able to apply for a care job without an international passport so make sure you have your passport ready as you can’t travel abroad without it. You can also use your BRP card, drivers license, birth certificate or marriage certificate in lieu of international passport when applying for a care job.
We are working on a guide to show step-by-step process on how to get a care job in the UK. Comment below if you will be interested.