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Any advice to University Graduate without experience applying for jobs in care sector?
Hello, I am looking to work in the care sector, made some applications to some care homes but was told I have no experience. I am a University Graduate. Any help, please?
I am sure the skills you have are transferrable to the sector. May I suggest you look on the SSSC website which give an abundance of information on careers within the sector. Once you have this information, apply to the many providers who are looking for caring people with your newfound knowledge of a career in care. I hope this helps and good luck!
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Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.