Kibble’s Career Start Programme

Date Posted: 5 May, 2023

Seize the opportunity to begin a rewarding career as a Child and Youth Care Worker with Kibble. No previous experience or qualifications are required. Full training and mentoring provided.

Through the 12-month Career Start programme, you can expect to earn a living wage, gain invaluable work experience and study towards a HNC in Social Services. We are in-search of enthusiastic, compassionate and hard-working individuals with life experience who are keen to make a difference to the lives of young people.

Key Milestones

Find out what the year of training will entail with an insight into the key milestones that lie in the year ahead.

Induction | Meet the staff team and your personal mentor who will provide ongoing guidance. Also, take part in the essential initial training. Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for further mandatory training and development.

Begin HNC in Social Services | Kibble’s Learning and Development team will offer full support throughout the year of the course. Each week one day is dedicated to HNC coursework, another a study day and the remaining three days involve a work placement, gaining practical experience and spending time with young people.

Connect with young people | Gain an understanding of the rhythms and routines of the dedicated house and begin building trusting friendships with the young  people. Undertake tasks and activities to support your fellow colleagues and offer care, support, love and stability to the young people.

Mid-Year Break | The HNC has a 6-week break from coursework and an allotted Annual Leave break of 10 days, allowing for students to reflect on the skills and knowledge learnt so far. Continue to gain valuable practical experience as the work placement carries on throughout. Holiday entitlement is applicable as per the individual’s contract and may be subject to the approval of the relevant house manager.

Final HNC assessment | At the end of the year, completion of the final HNC graded unit will allow you to gain a part qualification to support your employed role as a Child and Youth Care Worker.

Interview | At the end of the 12-month programme and upon achieving the necessary qualifications, an interview for a Child and Youth Care Worker role at Kibble is guaranteed.

Closing date: Sunday 14th May 2023

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