We have a proactive approach towards training with a dedicated team of in-house trainers supported by external specialists. The focus is on providing quality interactive sessions which will provide staff with the necessary skills and qualifications to be confident in providing high quality live-in care, residential care and home care to our clients.
We have local training rooms, equipped with beds and hoists, which provide a positive learning environment and are situated in geographic locations to enable staff from various branches to meet and share good practice whilst participating in training.
Further training will continue to be sourced within localities and with partner organisations as and when needed. For some workers, distance learning and workbook training and development is essential and we continue to be committed to ways of encouraging and enabling ongoing development for all our care teams.
We believe that the proof of this is the fact that many of our staff have been with us for more than 10 years, bucking the trend of the high turnover workforce which is the industry norm. Having such an experienced and stable workforce is a major reason why many of our clients first choose and then stay with Agincare.
Whilst we recognise that care work may be a stepping stone for some wishing to pursue a career in a related field, for those looking at it as a long-term option we can offer a variety of opportunities. Our staff have recognised career paths and we positively encourage the pursuit of care sector nationally recognised qualifications.
Our training partner Training Now, provides a wide range of social care and health training courses and ‘earn while you learn’ apprenticeships.
We have developed a training portal (login required) to ensure that all our care workers are able to access to all of the mandatory training required to be up-to-date every year.