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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

Supporting Scotland’s Young Person's Guarantee in social services

We’re supporting the Young Person's Guarantee which was launched by Scottish Government in November. This new initiative will make sure every young person who is at risk of unemployment has access to a job, apprenticeship, education or training opportunity. 

Careers in care Social service workforce Employers

27 Jan 2020

Staff vacancies in care services 2018

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

Workforce data Careers in care Employers

27 Jan 2020

New campaign shows ‘There’s More to Care Than Caring’

An eight-week Scottish Government marketing campaign to attract more people to careers in adult social care ‘There’s More to Care than Caring’ launched today. We worked closely with Scottish Government and the campaign advisory group to develop the campaign which will be seen right across the country. 

Careers in care

18 Dec 2019

Resources to develop your career in social services

Our career website gives you everything you need to know for getting started.

There are examples of what working in social services is like and you can see the qualifications and roles you can achieve throughout your career.

Careers in care

25 Oct 2019

Help us improve recruitment to careers in social services

Tell us about the #lifechangingwork you do!

We want to promote social services as a career of choice. As part of the National Workforce Plan we’re working with partners to improve the perception of social service careers and raise awareness of the entry and progression routes available.

Careers in care