Careers in care

Careers in care

There are so many opportunities in health and social care and if you like helping people then it can be one of the most rewarding roles. 

There are great opportunities to learn on the job, building your experience and allowing you to earn while you learn as you take each step in your career. 

If you are looking to develop your career towards a registered profession such as nursing, occupational therapy or physiotherapy then working in social care can provide really good experience. 

Find out more about the training opportunities available in Cumbria.


Caring gives a wide range of transferable skills. From empathy and communication to organisation and professionalism. 

There are opportunities to progress into other professional careers such as social work but also to move into other fields which may seem unrelated such as policing.