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Real stories from real people

Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.

Tracey Jones
Nursery Manager

After leaving university, Tracey applied for a job as a Nursery Assistant at Hollies Daycare Nursery. During that time, she was able to complete her qualifications and progress to become Nursery Manager.

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Sam Tanner
Deputy Manager

After leaving high school, Sam went to college to complete her CACHE Level 3 in early years and childcare, having always wanted to work with children. She started at Hollies Daycare Nursery as a Nursery Nurse and then worked her way up to become Deputy Manager.

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Wendy Ticehurst, Brocastle Manor Care Home

If you’re a naturally caring and empathetic person, a career in social care can help you make a difference to people’s lives.

Thank you Brocastle Manor Care Home for taking part in this video.

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Claire Beattie, Monmouthshire County Council

“Above all, it’s having that passion. It’s seeing that drive and desire in somebody to want to be a Social Worker – to want to do the best they can to support families.”

Thank you Monmouthshire County Council for taking part in this video.

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Karen Wood
Social Care Nurse and Home Care Manager

Karen began her social care journey at 18 and worked in a learning disability school. After years of progression, she has won Wales Nurse of the Year and has worked in social care settings as a Nurse all her career.

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Helen Dobson
Social Worker

Helen was a supply teacher in primary schools for thirty years, but one day she decided that she wanted to do more to make a difference, so she did her MSc in Social Care and became a Social Worker.

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Karima Alghmed
Home Care Worker

Karima has worked as a home care worker for 15 years. Originally from Libya, Karima has a degree in Geology. As a single mother, she first got into care because it gave her the flexibility to care for her child, as well as others.

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Mike Williams
Home Care Worker and Assistant Manager

Mike has worked in care for 12 years, and his passion is clear to see. A keen Welsh speaker, Mike believes that language plays an important role in the care setting.

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