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Social care jobs… did you know?

Care in the community exists to help those who are most vulnerable. The elderly, people struggling with physical or mental health, disadvantaged young people and those affected by great poverty… all these people need extra help and support. They say a community is only as healthy and successful as the people in it who are suffering the most. When you work in social care, you help to give those people the support they need. Giving back to the community in this way is one of the most important jobs there is, and it can be very rewarding too.

HOT RIGHT NOW: Social care jobs to get you started

Here are just a few ways to take your first or next step into a career in social care. People with all kinds of interests and backgrounds are needed to make sure that those who need most help in life are not forgotten or ignored.

Social care job trends

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What are the top social care job types in the UK?

  • Care workers and home carers
  • Senior care workers

Social care jobs and career routes

Each social care job listed tells you what qualifications, experience and skills you might need. You’ll also get to know about helpful employers offering jobs like these to young job seekers around the UK.

Think you haven’t got the right qualifications, skills or experience? There are lots of alternative career routes on offer and we’re here to help you find them.

Job search advice and opinion

Are you looking for advice that could help you get a job in social care? You’ll find lots of honest advice and how-tos on Youth Employment UK.

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We have advice and opinion from professionals, but also from our huge community of Youth Ambassadors and Young Professionals. They know what it’s like to be young, unemployed and 100% ready for someone to give you a chance!


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