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02 September 2022

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

More than 50 employers have signed up to a new scheme to help more people get work in social care.

The scheme, which is run by WeCare Wales, will help anyone who’s completed the Introduction to Social Care programme get an interview, making it easier for them to get a job in social care.

The scheme is a partnership with social care employers across Wales and helps both people looking for jobs and employers.

It speeds up the hiring process, so people can get into work more quickly and gives them the advantage over other people applying for the same jobs.

It also helps employers find the right people for the right jobs, and means they can choose people who are really interested in social care work.

How it works

When people complete the Introduction to Social Work programme, they’re paired with a WeCare Wales work coach.

The coach matches them with a job on the WeCare Wales jobs portal that’s being advertised by a social care employer who’s part of the guaranteed interview scheme.

The coach will also give candidates training to sharpen their interview skills, so they’re ready to take their first steps in a social care career.

“An excellent scheme”

The scheme launched in July after a successful pilot with Newport-based Pobl Group, a non-profit housing, care and support provider. Pobl has already placed three people through the guaranteed interview scheme.

Richard Barnes, Head of Talent Attraction at Pobl, said:

“It’s an excellent scheme that gives a strong induction to the sector. The people we’ve hired so far have excellent attitudes, good understanding of their new roles and have bright futures ahead of them.”

Get involved

 Are you struggling to employ new team members? We want to help you create a talent pool of workers. 

If you’re a social care employer who wants to join the scheme or find out more, WeCare Wales is running an information session on 13 September. Book your place on Eventbrite.

For more information please email:

Find a job in care

If you’re thinking of a career in care, take a look at our jobs board to get an idea of the type of roles available.