Job of the Week – Care Workers and Home Carers

It’s that time of the week again as we bring you all the latest information on the best jobs in the Sheffield City Region!

Job of the Week is here to bring you all the latest information on occupations in the Sheffield City Region to help you decide whether it may be the right career path for you, or not for that matter.

This week we’re arming you with the latest and most up to date information for Care Workers and Home Carers!

As you can see in the table below, there are currently 17,629 Care Workers and Home Carers employed in the Sheffield City Region, working in both the public and private sector.

Jobs (2015) % Change (2015-2020) Median Earnings
17,629 4.2% £7.62/hr

If you are wishing to dive into the world of caring as a career, then it’s good news for you, there is set to be a 4.2% increase of jobs in the region! That means, over the next 5 years, there will be a whopping 745 new job positions as a Care Worker or Home Carer available in the Sheffield City Region. Happy days!

On average, Care Worker or Home Carers in the region earn on average £7.62 per hour and with experience, qualifications and extra responsibilities you will be earning between £18,000 and £21,000 a year.

job of the week - carers

Region 2015 Jobs 2020 Jobs % Change
Sheffield City Region 17,649 18,394 4.2%
Nation 747,035 789,070 5.6%

As you can see from the data in the table above (we’re the blue line!), it isn’t only Sheffield that is experiencing a growth in Care Worker and Home Carer jobs. The country as a whole is expected to see a change of 5.6% as well!

That’s all well and good, but what do you actually need to be good at and interested in to become a Care Worker and Home Carer? Well…

  • A friendly and caring approach
  • A genuine desire to help people
  • The ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds tact and sensitivity
  • A respectful approach to clients patience and a sense of humour
  • Reliability and flexibility
  • Team working skills and the ability to use your own initiative
  • The ability to work to health and safety guidelines
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure

Easy enough. And if you think about it, with us having an aging population, there are going to be more and more old people to look after so there is never going to be a shortage of people to care for.

So where next? Well once decided that you want to become a carer you can start your training here with us at The Sheffield College. To find out more about the range of courses we have on offer, please follow:


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