Real stories from real people
Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.
Jennifer works for HomeInstead Senior Care in Cardiff where no two days are the same. Her role ranges from client to client, from helping them up in the mornings, preparing their meals and administering medication.
Helping people build their confidence and achieve any goals they have in IT and computing is what Gareth’s role is all about. Gareth previously worked in Engineering and is now a Computer Instructor at Swansea Vale Resource Centre which provides support for physically disabled adults.
Helen is a Nursery Leader at Ysgol Feithrin Pontypool and is passionate about teaching the next generation through the medium of Welsh. She is responsible for planning daily activities to help the children learn, keeping the children safe and making sure the nursery is a safe and suitable environment for all.
Jake is a Care Assistant at Tregerddan Care Home near Aberystwyth. After volunteering there when he was younger, he completed an access to nursing course and was soon offered a full-time job working with the residents.
Youth Support Worker
Alaw decided she wanted to work with young people after volunteering with the Young Farmers Association and a summer working in Camp America. Having also worked as a family support worker for Barnado’s, she now works as a Youth Support Worker at Gwynedd Youth Service, working with young adults.
Residential Childcare Worker
Making a difference to children’s development is Peter’s priority. He’s passionate about bringing joy to the lives of disadvantaged children. Peter, originally from Hungary, trained as a primary school teacher before moving on to working with children in social care.
After having children, Amanda was looking to move away from her career in banking. She chose childminding because of the flexibility it offered. Alongside her childminding career, Amanda studied for her degree in Early Years whilst gaining a level 5 management qualification.
Amy left school with no qualifications and decided she wanted to make a difference to families’ relationships. As a qualified social worker, she now works to find forever homes for children and supports vulnerable families to cope with various issues.
Job vacancies in care
Wales needs more social care workers.
Many people working in social care have made the jump from jobs such as hospitality or retail. Use your transferable skills and apply for roles in your area now.