Careers in care for young people

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A career in care can be fulfilling and exciting, and there are plenty of career paths available in Stockport.

Stockport Council works with many social care employers throughout the area, as well as working in partnership with teachers to ensure education in social care is of a high standard. This ensures young people can make an educated decision about a career in care.
A career in care could lead to working with a range of people including:

  • families, children and young people;
  • older people and people with disabilities;
  • people with mental health problems;
  • people with drug, alcohol or substance dependencies;
  • homeless people.

Care Ambassadors

Children in Year 10 may receive a visit from Care Ambassadors. These are skilled social care professionals who provide information about the career paths available in social care. They will allow young people to make an informed choice about a career in social care, as well as discussing issues such as qualifications and skills.

Work Experience

Young people aged 16 years old or over can get hands-on experience of a career in social care and social work through work experience. This gives young people the chance to work with children or adults and to understand what the role entails before embarking on that career path.

Discovery Day

Year 10 pupils from Stockport’s schools are regularly invited to a Discovery Day. The students, who would all be studying GCSE Health and Social Care, get the chance to learn more about the careers available in social care in Stockport.

Useful contacts

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Stockport Council (Workforce Development Officers)
Address: 3rd Floor, Stopford House, Piccadilly, Stockport SK1 3XE
Phone: 0161 218 1770