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Why we’re Glad to Care in 2021

By aspiration | 05 Jul 2021 | Category: Blog
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Health and social care apprentice, Anna Smith, shows why she is glad to care

#GladtoCare Awareness Week is a celebration to resilient care workers, following what has undeniably been a trying period for the industry. The aim is to show appreciation for the extraordinary contributions that carers make to the lives of service users and in reassuring families currently looking for care.

Apprenticeships are a great way to progress in a health and social care career whether it’s the next step up in the career ladder or choosing to start a brand new career in care. All you need to start a career in care are the right attributes and behaviours: understanding, empathy, commitment, respect and a willingness to learn. You will then develop your skills and gain recognised qualifications which will which show you have the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the sector.

At Aspiration Training, we wanted to join this celebration by showcasing one of our fantastic health and social care apprentices, Anna Smith.

Anna started her journey in health and social care after completing a hairdressing qualification at her local college. She discovered this career path wasn’t for her and signed up with Aspiration Training to begin her level 2 health and social care apprenticeship.

Anna stated that ‘I decided to pursue a role within care, and I soon realised that I love doing care work.’

Anna already works in a care role with Crossroads Care, and since then she has shown exceptional work with their service users and completing her level 2 qualification. She states ‘I enjoy working with and helping my service users, from talking to them to physically helping them and generally making their daily lives better.’

This is a shining example of the values and beliefs we hold here at Aspiration Training, and Anna has time and time again proved that she is #GladtoCare.

Supporting someone to live as full and independent a life as possible is incredibly rewarding. Each day you’re doing something truly worthwhile, so you can take pride in what you do. It is an excellent career for people who like helping others. Working to help different people with unique needs and personalities means that no two days are ever the same. You’ll build individual relationships with each person you meet and support.

Whether your employment background is in retail, tourism, manufacturing, a call centre, or any other industry, it is your transferable skills that count. Bringing the right qualities and values to the role is key to beginning a career in health and care work.

If you want to make a real change in someone’s life and start yourself on an exciting and meaningful career path, then enquire about starting an apprenticeship with Aspiration Training here. 

If you want to know more about #GladtoCare, please follow this link to see what great work they do!

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