Care Support Work Experience

Care Support Careers with North East & North Cumbria ICB

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Experience overview

The health and social care sector is one of the most rewarding career routes you can take. With over 350 roles to choose from, it can be tricky to know where to put your skills and passion for care. For people who enjoy caring and supporting others, a career in a care support role can be a fantastic option. But, what exactly is care support? Let’s make things clearer!

In partnership with North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board, Springpod has created a virtual work experience opportunity to make your first steps into health and social care so much easier. By giving you access to leading experts and industry professionals in the region, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a unique and immersive virtual work experience that’ll give you all the information you’ll need to make your next steps in a care support role, whilst knowing what careers in the North East can offer you.

What’s included?

This programme will cover many diverse roles and pathways that make up care support. By giving you an insight into the core aspects, areas, and responsibilities within these professions, you’ll get a closer look at how people in these roles use their varied skillset to provide top-quality care and support to people who need their help. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to participate in activities that’ll put you in the hot seat, test your knowledge on some great quizzes, and speak to inspiring care individuals in live webinars.

Students aged 14-18 and that live in the North East and North Cumbria area are welcome to apply.
Students aged 14-18 and that live in the North East and North Cumbria area are welcome to apply.
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Attend live webinars
Attend live webinars
Complete at a pace that suits you
Complete at a pace that suits you
Introduction to Health and Social Care

We’re all a little familiar with health and social care, even if we’re a little hazy on some of the finer details or roles that are involved. This module will make it all a lot easier to understand - we’ll cover the different areas of care, and highlight some of the key values needed in care support.

Care Support Roles in Healthcare
Care Support Roles in Social Care
Skills in Care Support
Pathways in Care Support

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What students say

This was an amazing experience. First of all, thank you for all the hard work you put into creating this! This was really and truly an amazing experience for me to take part in. I loved every module in this programme, and the experience each one gave me. Unlike other virtual work experiences I've taken part in, this one successfully made me feel like I was a part of the company, made me feel like Vodafone was home. And I liked that feeling, that even though this was just a work experience, It made me feel like pursuing a career path with Vodafone would be just the thing for me, and this feeling of consolidation in what I want, especially in a time of such uncertainty, is euphoric. I really can't thank you enough for all the hard work you did to prepare this programme and hopefully I'll manage to thank you in person. Finally, a big special thanks to everyone who ran the webinars!
I would like to personally thank all your effort, dedication to giving us the required and extra details of information, covering almost, if not all the topics that myself and others were curious and worried about and for doing this when you probably have a large workload yourself. You may not feel it, but I for one feel ecstatic to know that there are companies such as Vodafone out there that can give wonderful opportunities to us , with members of staff this informative out there and I am grateful for all that you have each done to make this programme experience an exceptional one. Best of luck to all of you in your futures!!!
I would like to say thank you very much for taking your time to create an amazing work experience for me and others to participate in. The activites were well thought out and it really showed how much time and effort you put into your activities and the virtual work experience as a whole. Greatly appreciate the work you put into the work experience and I will tell my friends about this amazing work experience if it ever happens again.


Student questions
Can I enrol onto multiple programmes?

Of course! You can sign up to as many programmes as you like. What’s more, all live talks will be recorded, meaning you can easily catch up if there are any clashes.

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