Care home provider up against TSB and Hitachi for top employer award

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Staff at Care UK's Sherwood Grange care home celebrate their ' Outstanding' CQC award. Photo credit : Simon Jacobs

Care UK is the only care home provider in the country to be shortlisted for its dedication to employee training and development at the UK Employee Experience Awards.

The Awards reward outstanding initiatives that have improved the world of work leading to a better experience for customers and are open to any employer in the country – from banks to airlines.

As the only care home provider shortlisted in the Employee Training and Development – Empowering Programme category, Care UK is up against some major national employers including TSB and Hitachi Capital.

Judges recognised Care UK’s offering of clear career development opportunities, comprehensive inductions, apprenticeships and development programmes to nearly 11,000 employees working across 124 care homes nationwide. These initiatives enable all colleagues to achieve their potential no matter what their role is.

HR Director Leah Queripel said: “We were thrilled when we heard we had been shortlisted against so many major household name employers.

“We are trusted by families to care for around 6,500 residents, mostly older people, many living with dementia. Engaged and highly trained colleagues are our greatest strength, so supporting our talented teams by giving them the chance to grow and meet their career ambitions is our focus. It results in all the teams delivering the highest quality care.

“We rigorously promote our development options so that colleagues know there are opportunities to progress, whatever role they start in, and to motivate those who are ambitious for their future. I think being shortlisted for such a major award demonstrates our commitment to developing fulfilling careers for everyone that works for Care UK.

“We do this by providing leadership development programmes, train the trainer programmes, internal leadership models and clearer career development in addition to a detailed new carer induction, buddy programmes and our sector-leading apprenticeship programme.

“Motivating and developing good colleagues helps us to ensure quality and continuity of care at all levels for residents, as well as making us a more efficient organisation.”

This is the second time that Care UK has achieved highly in these awards after winning the Silver award for Best Company to Work For in 2020.

Finalists will present their initiatives to the judges and the winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on 13th May.

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Staff at Care UK’s Sherwood Grange care home celebrate their ‘ Outstanding’ CQC award. Photo credit : Simon Jacobs

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