Many of the vacancies advertised on this website are for direct care and support worker positions. With training these jobs could lead to a wide range of future career opportunities, including:

  • working in specialist areas, such as dementia, learning difficulties, physical or sensory impairment and end of life care
  • management roles
  • moving into support areas, such as a trainer or advisor
  • regulated roles, such as social work, nursing or counselling.

For more information about different job roles and career paths, visit the Skills for Care website.

Social care and health services work closely together and during their careers people may cross from one area to the other. Read more about working in the health sector on the NHS website.