The resources and tools on this page will support you to attract and retain people with the right values for working in your service. The having the right team enables you to maintain quality standards and enhances your reputation as a care provider and an employer.

Recruiting and Retaining Older Workers

This resource provides information on recruiting older people to your workforce.

Skills for Care Recruiting Older Workers - To Do List

Values-based Recruitment Toolkit

Designed by the National Skills Academy Social Care to help you as an employer recruit the right people, with the right social care values. The tool is based on a model of values-based recruitment, which gives employers, especially smaller or micro-employers who may be unfamiliar with the approach, an opportunity to try it out and gauge the effect on their workforce and their service.

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Recruitment Initiatives

Sector-based Work Academies

This is an initiative delivered by Jobcentre Plus to those who are unemployed for less than nine months/a year depending on age, who are offered pre-employment training, work experience and have a guaranteed interview for paid employment.

Although Jobcentre Plus can no longer fund or commission the pre-employment training themselves, they will refer people onto the courses being delivered by colleges and training providers using Skills Funding Agency money. Contact your local JobCentre Plus for more information.