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Not just a job

Wales needs around 20,000 more people to work in care by 2030. On this site you can find out more about the many opportunities to work with adults and children and hear what it’s really like to work in care from those already doing the job.

You can also explore the growing list of care providers who may have jobs to fill.

Working with Children

“It’s absolutely fantastic working in a nursery. Every day is rewarding as I can watch the children learn and grow.”

Kirsty Crowe, Nursery Assistant


Whether you want to lead a team or work for yourself from home, there’s a role for you. There are a variety of careers available working with children.

Help inspire the next generation to reach their full potential.

Working with Adults

“It’s all about building relationships and working out how you can build the trust.”

Aled Burkitt, Care and Support Worker


Working with adults in social care can be challenging. But, for the right person, it can be really rewarding.

Work in social care and be the lifeline your community needs.

Real stories from real people

Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.

Karen Llewellyn
Early Years Lecturer

After working as a childminder for 13 years, Karen decided to use her knowledge and understanding to progress and become a lecturer at Gower College. She lectures in Childcare and Health and Social Care to help inspire the next generation of social workers, carers and child carers.

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Tracy Martin-Smith
Senior Sensory Officer

Tracy works with blind and partially-sighted people and is a trained rehabilitation officer. She manages a team that supports people of all ages by producing braille documents and teaching mobility workshops using canes. She also works closely with guide dogs to make sure the people she supports can have the best quality of life.

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Amanda Calloway
Childminder

After having children, Amanda was looking to move away from her career in banking. She chose childminding because of the flexibility it offered.

Alongside her childminding career, Amanda studied for her degree in Early Years whilst gaining a level 5 management qualification.

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Mair Aubrey
Service Manager

What Mair wants most out of her job is to ensure the people she works with can live life as best they can. Mair began her care journey as a support worker and has completed two qualifications while working. She now manages staff at a care home for disabled adults, making sure her tenants have the right care and support.

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Peter Hornyik
Residential Childcare Worker

Making a difference to children’s development is Peter’s priority. He’s passionate about bringing joy to the lives of disadvantaged children. Peter, originally from Hungary, trained as a primary school teacher before moving on to working with children in social care.

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Amy Davies
Social Worker

Amy left school with no qualifications and decided she wanted to make a difference to families’ relationships. As a qualified social worker, she now works to find forever homes for children and supports vulnerable families to cope with various issues.

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Find potential employers

View our database of social care and early years providers who may have job opportunities. This list is continually changing, so keep checking for updates.

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Registering as an employer

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