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Posted 09 January 2023

Following the successful launch of the care industry’s first dedicated career pathway. Housing 21 has opened applications for the second round of its Extra Care Academy.

In September last year, the first cohort of students started their two-year journey towards a career in management, undertaking qualifications, training, and mentorship from experienced managers. They will also complete on the job learning and shadowing opportunities to support them to progress into their first management role and potentially senior management roles in the future, with the potential to earn £50k+ salaries.

Extra Care Academy student, Jessica Wall, who is currently enrolled in the first cohort of students, said: “The Extra Care Academy is extremely interesting and educational. You are given the opportunity to put your new skills into practice in a different scheme.
“It’s given me the opportunity to create new working relationships and learn from their stories and experiences.”
Applications will remain open until Tuesday, 31 January.

Kris Peach, Executive Director for Extra Care, said: “For many years we have supported our Care Workers to develop their careers, and our Extra Care Academy reinforces this. The two-year programme is a great opportunity for Care Workers who are passionate about what they do and are keen to progress their career in care.

“We welcome applications from Care Workers of all backgrounds, with all levels of experience and would really love to see applications from across the country.”
Care Workers employed by Housing 21 receive benefits in line with corporate employees, this includes occupational sick pay, holiday pay and maternity pay. In October last year, they received a further four percent pay rise to help with cost of living and 50p an hour enhancement for those with certain qualifications.

To find out more about our Extra Care Academy, visit: Housing 21 - Extra Care Academy

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