Kickstart Scheme 2021

Today we welcome the first of many placements as part of the Kickstart Scheme here at M&D Care. This is a fantastic opportunity that we are really proud to be involved in.

The Kickstart Scheme is a fund set up by the government, as part of the ‘Plan for Jobs’ to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month job placements for young people. This scheme can help support young people to develop new skills and to help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their funded job.

Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16-24 year olds, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment. If you have a work coach they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it’s right for you.

If you think you are currently at risk of long-term unemployment get the experience you need, then click here for more information. 

National Apprenticeship Week 2022

This week at M&D Care we are celebrating #NationalApprenticeshipWeek.

We want to take this opportunity to talk about the opportunities here at M&D Care, and how we support and encourage our employees in gaining an apprenticeship so that they can take the next step in life. The Kickstart Scheme was devised by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help get young people aged 16 to 24, who claim Universal Credit, into meaningful, high quality jobs with local businesses. Kickstart is a great opportunity, not only does it give those who qualify for it access to a six month paid job, they get valuable experience to help build up their CVs, with extra support to boost their future career prospects and inevitably help to start their career with many being permanently employed.

Support Worker Latoya Jones, who joined us back in April 2021 shares with us her experience of the Kickstart Scheme –

“Kickstart has given me a chance to have an experience in the care sector and I am really enjoying it so far. The opportunity has enabled me to be a part of a good team, and now I have the chance of a full time job with the hopes of one day becoming a senior support worker!”

Latoya Jones, Support Worker

 

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, we’d like to take a moment to welcome all of our Kickstart Applicants from the last year.

National Careers Week 2021

This Careers Week we look to engage and inspire you to consider social care as a career choice. We provide personal career pathways that enable staff to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise within a supportive Social Care team. No matter where you join us on your career journey there’s a place for you here at M&D Care. Whichever path you choose you will be supporting someone with their own unique journey to a positive future.

It doesn’t matter about your background or how old you are, if you want to support people then we have a job for you. You do not need any qualifications or previous work experience, what’s really important is your values and attitude towards working with people who need care and support.
Whether you have worked in hospitality, a factory, an office or a shop, it doesn’t matter, we can offer you a new opportunity, with full training provided, that not only will change your career journey, but will also have a positive impact on someone else’s life. All you need is the passion, enthusiasm and commitment to make a difference.
 
So are you ready for a new challenge? Join others who have moved into care work and discovered a career to be proud of. To find out more view our M&D Care careers video.

We place people at the heart of everything we do.  So why not join M&D Care today and become part of a passionate and positive team, who are all driven by the same desire and commitment to support the people we care for to lead the lives they want to.

View our job vacancies here:

Vacancies 

Looking for a new career? Why not join M&D Care today!

M&D Care wants to support those struggling to find work as a result of the current pandemic. It doesn’t matter about your background, age or experience – if you like helping people, why not join M&D Care today.
You will have the opportunity to become part of a passionate and positive team, who are all driven by the same desire and commitment to support the people they care for, so they can lead the lives they want to.
Visit our jobs page today!