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Interested in starting a career in social care in County Durham

Now more than ever, if you're ready to make a difference we're looking for people to join us, because we care for those who care.

We are an employment support service for people aged 18+ who are looking for a career in care. We have a recruitment and training programme to train potential new staff to access opportunities in the social care sector. We are looking for people who would like to give something back to their community whilst developing a rewarding career in the social care sector with support and training provided to develop their career prospects for the future.

The Care Academy have links with all commissioned Children's and Adult Social Care providers in County Durham and we provide tailored one to one support to help you find your perfect job.

How it works

We ask you to complete a short application form which helps capture information about your existing skills and experience and provides us with information on the type of role you are looking for. We will then contact you to discuss your application and talk to you about the different options available to you.

If you require training, we will help you access this.

If you wish to immediately apply for work, we will source suitable job opportunities for you and put you in contact with employers.

We will also send you details of how to complete an enhanced disclosure barring service (DBS) check which we will provide to you free of charge.

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If you do not feel ready to apply for a role in social care yet, we offer a range of training that could still prepare you for employment at a later date. If you would like further details, please contact us by email.

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In partnership with

  • Put Your Heart into Social Care in the North East
Contact us
County Durham Care Academy
03000 260 222
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Green Lane
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JQ