Life After Furlough

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The government says over eleven million jobs were supported by the furlough scheme from March 2020 until today, 30th September 2021. If you weren’t personally affected by furlough, it’s more than likely you knew someone that was. With the furlough scheme coming to an end it might be that you find yourself looking for a new journey. Here’s why a career in care could be a great option for you if you’re are adversely affected by the end of the scheme.

Whether you are facing redundancy, or whether your contracted hours have been reduced and you need to find more work to increase your earnings, working in care is a great option for you to consider, and you may end up falling in love with a new career.

'I used to be a waitress and then I was made redundant...Caring is an amazing, wonderful job to be in.'

Back in 2020 when Covid started to cause havoc with the travel industry, Cera partnered with industry body Airlines UK to offer roles to airline staff that were subsequently made redundant.

Careers that have a focus in customer service are highly transferable to that of social care. Other great transferable qualities include:

  • People skills
  • Organisation 
  • Communication
  • Reliability

If that sounds like you, you don’t need to worry about having any previous experience as a Care Assistant as at Cera we provide you with all the training you need. What is important is that you have the necessary characteristics traits to make for a [good Care Assistant](/article/Whatmakes_a_good_Care Assistant). For example, a passion to help others, a flexible nature and high levels of empathy - we will help you do the rest!

A career in care has some fantastic benefits such as being a valued member of a team, endless opportunities for career progression and undoubtedly the rewarding nature of making a huge difference to individuals’ lives. We spoke to Gavin, a Cera Care Assistant, who detailed what a typical day in the life of a carer looked like. Gavin chose to work in care as it allowed him to put his parenting responsibilities first. The flexible nature of the care sector means you can have a great work/life balance.

Another great thing about Cera is that our unique digital platform allows us to recruit, train, certify and deploy you into work in as little as ten days! What have you got to lose?

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