Are you a caring person who is passionate about wanting to make a different to the lives of children and young people in care? Have you ever considered working in Residential Children’s Care?

Wigan Council, Wigan & Leigh College and the borough’s Children’s care providers have teamed up to design a programme to train people with no experience for this incredibly rewarding job.

The STEP INTO… Residential Children’s Care programme starts in January and has the added bonus of a work placement and guaranteed interview. This means that you will have the opportunity to fully prepare for the job and be supported by our team of professionals. If you decide this is the career for you, there is an opportunity to apply for a real job at the end.

Alison Rushton, Vice Principal Employment and Skills Wigan and Leigh College said: “If you enrol on this exciting new programme, you will be fully supported and prepared for a job in Children’s Care and will have the opportunity to trial working in the role through a placement with one of our brilliant residential children’s care providers.
“We are encouraging people from all walks of life and ages to apply. You may have no direct experience of working in a job like this but you will bring life experience, care and a passion to make a difference.”

Karen Nock, Team Manager of Commissioning for Cared for Children at Wigan Council added:

“If you have ever thought about working in a job that makes a real difference to young people’s lives – this is definitely for you!

“We need caring people from across the borough to join our Residential Children’s Care workforce and so we are incredibly excited to offer this new programme, which has been developed through close partnership working with the college and our providers. There are jobs available now that offer rewards and career progression.”

The course lasts for 12 weeks and has a six-week placement with one of Wigan Council’s Children’s Care Providers. No experience or previous qualifications are required!

If you are interested, Wigan & Leigh College are hosting an information and advice event on 7 December from 5.00pm – 7.00pm at the Centre for Advanced technical Studies, New Market Street, Wigan, WN1 1RP

Register your place here:

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