Around 66% of social care practitioners were recruited from within the sector in 2019-20, demonstrating a clear need for new skills and presenting plenty of exciting opportunities for progression.
Progression may mean working in new settings or with new people, taking on more responsibilities, or learning more specialist skills and gaining further qualifications. The sector is always changing to meet the needs of an ageing population, as people are living longer with complex conditions.
There’s also a significant focus on supporting people to live independently, often at home. This means that care organisations are working in new ways, and with this comes the creation of lots of new and fulfilling job roles.