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06 Dec 2021

Introduction to a career in social care employer awareness event – recording now available

Last month we shared information about this new college course, funded by the National Transition Training Fund, which can help people to prepare for a new career in social care.

Careers in care

06 Dec 2021

New careers in care for Scottish Ambulance Service employees

SSSC’s Learning and Development Adviser, Kerry Cannon recently spoke with Sarah Allison, Learning and Skills Manager at West Lothian College, who told us about a new initiative designed to help mobile testing unit operatives start new careers in health and social care.

Careers in care

06 Dec 2021

Get a taste for a career in childcare

This new course is available to people over 25 who are unemployed (or at risk of unemployment or redundancy) and considering a change of career. It’s funded by the National Transition Training Fund which means there is no cost to take part. 

Careers in care

29 Oct 2021

Focus on careers and recruitment

We have some new and exciting news and updates about studying, careers, funding and recruitment in the social work, social care and early years sector.

Careers in care

01 Oct 2021

New care careers toolkit for employers, careers advisers and employment support workers

We’ve created a new toolkit on our careers website to help you help others start a career in childcare, social care or social work.

Careers in care

29 Jul 2021

Explore a career as a mental health officer

Are you a social worker looking to develop your career? If you have two years experience and work for a council or health and social care partnership you could train to become a mental health officer. 

Social service workforce Careers in care

03 Jun 2021

Kickstart job creation scheme for 16-24 year-olds – help for employers

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16-24 year-olds on Universal Credit.

Careers in care Employers

04 Mar 2021

Rebecca’s apprenticeship while at school

Foundation apprenticeships (FA) are for pupils in fifth and sixth year of secondary school and take two years to complete. There are two social service foundation apprenticeships.

Careers in care

03 Mar 2021

Modern apprentice, Hannah’s story

South Ayrshire Council shared their story of modern apprentice, Hannah Spence, and her experience and dedication to her role working during the pandemic.

Careers in care

01 Mar 2021

Celebrating Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021

This week (1-5 March) is Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which is an opportunity to share the value apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employers and people who use social care and health services. The theme of this year’s week is Business Backing Talent, to showcase the great things that happen when employers back talent through apprenticeships.

Careers in care

10 Feb 2021

‘There’s More to Care Than Caring’ campaign

Social care employers have longer to advertise their vacancies for free on the myjobsscotland website after the facility was extended as part of the Scottish Government adult social care careers campaign. The free offer now runs until 12 June 2021.

Careers in care

08 Dec 2020

Staff vacancies in care services 2019

The Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have today published new figures on the levels of staff vacancies in Scotland’s social care services.

Workforce data Employers Careers in care