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What life skills can you learn from a health and social care apprenticeship?

By greg | 15 Jan 2020 | Category: Blog
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The health and social care industry is growing rapidly, the sector needs to find people to fill around half a million jobs to meet the growing demand for social care workers by 2030. This is not the only reason to start your career in health and social care with an apprenticeship. Working in health and social care means that you’ll be actively making a difference to someone else’s life, through your work, while progressing in your career.

You will develop and acquire many life skills during your time as an apprentice within the industry:

Empathy

Working with someone who has a learning disability, physical disability, autism or dementia will instill a sense of empathy within you like no other job could. Caring for and understanding your patient will inspire respect and togetherness.

Problem Solving

Being able to offer a logical solution in a time of need for someone who is less able than yourself will become second nature. As you work through your apprenticeship, you will gain the ability to solve problems with composure, while keeping your patients dignity.

Resilience

Working in health and social care generates resilience by furthering the sense of purpose you have, helping you find benefits in challenges and problems.

Patience

Patience is essential to the job of a health and social care apprentice. Caring for someone who has a physical or learning disability requires patience and diligence in order for the job to be a successful one.

Interpersonal Skills

Developing strong interpersonal skills is a given when becoming a health and social care apprentice. Working effectively with other people on any level takes more than simply communicating, having strong interpersonal skills means that the interactions you have with other people, whether it be your colleagues or patients, run smoothly and are pleasant for those involved.

 

Employers in the industry are putting a candidate’s values above their previous experience and qualifications, meaning that if you’re the right type of person, the opportunities are there for you to get into social care.

Qualifications are also important and show commitment and dedication to a popular career. Aspiration Training offers health and social care apprenticeship courses.

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