So you’re looking to do some work experience to get a taster of a certain industry or job role and gain some valuable skills. Although this all sounds pretty easy we know how hard it can be to find relevant work experience placements as a young person, one that isn’t too far away from you, at a credible business, and has a set project or role for you to fulfill so that at the end of it you’ve gained more skills than just stirring tea!

Which is why we work hard with local and national businesses with local workplaces, to put together a place where young people in Buckinghamshire can find work experience opportunities to develop work skills and become more employable.
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The work placements available below at WANNABE have all been manually checked by our team to ensure they offer you something valuable and are from credible businesses. All our vacancies must be applied for directly through the employer giving you the chance to practice even more skills that will help you when applying for your dream career in the future.

Work experience placements in Buckinghamshire, the home of UK business provide a selection of opportunities in a huge range of growing industries with increasing employment.

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Our work experience vacancies span across the follow Buckinghamshire areas:

Job TitleCare Assistant

Organisation NameCaremark (Aylesbury & Wycombe)

About the Organisation

Caremark specialist teams of home care professionals support adults and children who need assistance to stay independent, and to continue living in their own homes. We work with our clients and their families to keep them safe and comfortable at home, offering companionship and care, with the help of friendly, cheerful and professional care workers.
Caremark (Aylesbury & Wycombe) are offering a special opportunity to young people looking for work experience which could lead to flexible part time or full time work.


Job Description

We are offering a maximum of six young people the chance to carry out one week’s work experience in a home care environment during the October half term 2018 (15th - 19th Oct 2018). You will have one day of basic training, and then will spend four days shadowing an experienced care worker or supervisor to explore what this worthwhile work is like, and find out if this is something that you would like full training in, leading to a rewarding and flexible part time job that could fit around your studies.

This is a great chance to gain training, experience and skills in;
- communication skills and meeting new people
- basic skills in health and social care
- recording and reporting
- team work
- coping with unexpected situations
- managing relationships and reporting to seniors
- managing daily routines, timetables and expectations
At the end of the half-term week you will receive an assessment of your attendance and performance and a certificate confirming the skills you have learnt. You may then be offered the chance to complete full mandatory training in order to work part time supporting vulnerable adults and children in their own homes.

In order to take up this opportunity, you will need to apply with your CV, giving your background to date, and attend an interview at our offices in Whitchurch.
You will also need to provide two employment or character references and we will apply for a DBS check which costs £8. If you decide to continue working part time or full time with us, after you have worked with us for 6 months £8 will be reimbursed to you.

If you do decide to complete the full training and start work with us, you will be paid £8.17 per hour (more on weekends and bank holidays) plus mileage if you are a car driver, contributory pension and holiday pay.

The initial training and work experience will be unpaid, but will provide you with valuable experience, skills and knowledge whatever your future career choice may be.

Duration1 Week During February Half Term 2018 (Starting February 12th)

Approximate number of employees at your company111

Future Prospects/Career Interests

Those who are interested in a career in working with people where building relationships matters – including health and social care, sales, account management, and show an interest in people, a level of compassion and empathy for vulnerable people, evidence an ability to read and write reports, and follow strict policies and procedures

Candidate Age RangeSuccessful applicants need to be 17 years and over.

Office Location and Full Address

The Firs
High Street

Contact NameJanis Anderson

Telephone Number:01296 641662

Email AddressEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

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Skills required for this role:


Time Management

Communication Skills

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