Secure your next job in care with FREE Support Worker Employment Courses

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Employment specialists Inspira are running free courses to help get people into care roles with Westmorland and Furness Council. 

There are two courses available, one in Kendal and the other in Barrow, which are designed to give applicants the best chance at securing employment and will focus on the essentials of the job as well as CV and interview support, and money management to help with long-term success.  

Furthermore, people who complete the course are guaranteed an interview with Westmorland and Furness upon completion. 

Enrolment for the course in Kendal is on the 27 February at Kendal job centre and will run from the 26 February – 5 March. Enrolment for the course in Barrow is on the 20 February at Barrow job centre, with the course taking place 26 February – 5 March.   

The courses are designed to give those over the age of 19 who are not in employment, education, or training the best chance of securing and keeping paid work.  

Guidance will be given on the essentials needed for care work, as well as help with the recruitment and selection process.  

Cllr Patricia Bell, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Care, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for those who are looking for work and considering a new career to explore what working in care with the council could look like. It is a hugely rewarding career that can last a lifetime or open up the doors to other opportunities in care such as social work. We are delighted to be working with Inspira to help candidates have the best chance of success both before applying and whilst in the role. We encourage eligible people that may be interested to contact the number below.”   

Julia Winder, Area Operations Manager, Inspira said: “We are thrilled to be working with Westmorland and Furness to support in their recruitment needs. Our tailored employment programs serve as an excellent resource to help job seekers land the right job, while also providing the necessary support they need to be successful throughout the recruitment process. The relationships we are forging will have a positive impact now and in the future.”  

The project was allocated up to £615,066 by the council from the government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund. 

Those interested in taking part in the course should call 01229 824052.