Training and development
- Free induction
- Free training and career development prospects
- Ongoing mentoring and support
Somerset Care Group Awards
We’re excited to offer our staff the recognition they deserve for the work that they do. So, every year, we hold an awards ceremony built to recognise individuals and teams from across the group for their outstanding achievements, contributions and dedication. With a number of different awards on offer to our staff, new members and innovators alike will continue to be acknowledged for their achievements in home care.
Long Service Awards
Whilst we enjoy celebrating the success of some of our new team members, we take just as much pride in recognising the amazing contributions of staff members who have reached a long service milestone. The Long Service Awards is a local team event built to uphold the tremendous efforts of those who have remained loyal to us through the years.
My Caring Rewards
We’re offering a reward program that provides access to discounts at 1,000s of high street retailers for Somerset Care staff, using cashback, instant vouchers and reloadable cards. Learn more at www.mycaringrewards.co.uk
Free counselling service
As with any line of work, there are stresses as well as benefits. We want to make sure our staff feel ready and able for the job. To provide this assistance we offer a 24-hour helpline for both staff and their families.
Cycle to Work scheme
The health of the environment and of our staff are a high priority at Somerset Care. With our Cycle to Work scheme, you can save up to 40% on the cost of a new bicycle and any additional accessories. Healthy bike, healthy life!
At Somerset Care, we understand that with ever-increasing financial pressures, our employees may need to access their wages before payday. Wagestream gives all of our employees this flexibility as well as the ability to keep track of their earnings, support to build better financial health, budgeting advice, and advice on understanding their pay slips.
While you will already come with a wealth of skills ready to contribute to the team at Somerset Care, we want to make sure you feel comfortable and ready to begin your work with us. With our free induction, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to succeed as part of our team.
Free training and career development prospects
When we were young, we liked our clothes with room to grow. Now, we like our work with room to grow! As part of our team, we will encourage free training set up to continue to develop your skills. We want to give you every reason to continue working with us, and will strive to offer you the opportunity to grow within our organisation.
At Somerset Care, we care about your future. As a part of our team, we’ll offer you access to our own pension scheme, so that you can begin to plan for your long term future.
Qualification bonus of £100 on completion
Though a new qualification is a great achievement in itself, we want to continue to encourage continued learning and improvement for our staff. For every qualification you obtain, we will offer £100 on your completion.
Recruit a friend bonus
If you refer a friend to Somerset Care and they become a member of our team, we will offer you a bonus for welcoming them into our family. This is worth £250-£500 depending on area, please contact the recruitment team for more details.
Nurse £500 welcome bonus (£250 for Relief Nurses)
Those with nursing qualifications are eligible for up to £500 as a welcome bonus when they join our team as recognition of the additional skills they will be able to bring to home care.
We have a new learning management system for all our staff which will allow you to access e-learning online to complete your mandatory training. This training can be done on a laptop, computer or your phone. You can also undertake other learning which will support your development. You can book your face to face training on the system and also check your compliance with your training requirements.
We want to support all our staff to grow and develop so that they can make a difference to the lives of everyone we work to support. You will be able to do a range of QCF qualifications, including Levels 2 and 3 in Care, Level 3 in Leading a Team and for managers, a Level 5 in Management and Leadership. You are able to learn whilst you work and gain a qualification that will help your development in the company.