Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley exhibit at Surrey JobShow

If you would like to learn how to save a life and play an important part in helping someone stay independent in their own home for longer, visit the Bluebird Care team at the Surrey JobShow on February 3.

22/05/2019

If you would like to learn how to save a life and play an important part in helping someone stay independent in their own home for longer, visit the Bluebird Care team at the Surrey JobShow on February 3.

Surrey JobShowIf you would like to learn how to save a life and play an important part in helping someone stay independent in their own home for longer, visit the Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley team at the Surrey JobShow on February 3.

The Old Woking-based homecare provider wants to create a further five jobs and is looking for special people to support its growing number of customers. Staff benefit from a ‘Career Pathway’ – enabling them to progress with the support of a mentor. There is also the opportunity to mentor others.

The Surrey JobShow is a Recruitment and Careers Fair and will be held at the HG Wells Conference and Events Centre, Church Street East, in Woking, from 12noon until 7.30pm – allowing people to visit in their lunch break or after work. It is supported by Woking Borough Council, Surrey Chambers of Commerce and Woking Chamber of Commerce.

New recruit Ashley Sutton, from Farnham, recently switched to the Hipley Street organisation from another care provider. He said:

The training was very good and enjoyable. I found it a lot easier to take in, with it being three compact days, rather than it being spread out as I had done with other companies.

I shadowed two people, who were very accommodating and showed me the ropes. After four days of shadowing, I attended my end of shadowing interview and it was decided that I was ready to go out on my own, which was exciting. All of the customers I work with in Woking are nice and I am very happy I made the move to Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley.”

Training and recruitment manager Jayne Rowe joined the company almost five years ago as a care assistant and progressed through the ranks to her current role. She said:

I am an example of how someone can develop their skills and have an extremely rewarding and enjoyable career in homecare.”

Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley owner Brian Colvin added:

Working for Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley offers real opportunities and a lot of people are building a career in the company. We offer support and guidance, as well as a fun working environment. Our mentoring scheme is extremely beneficial and staff can aspire to become mentors themselves.

We play an important role in the lives of our customers and our staff benefit from regular training opportunities, including lifesaving skills that could make all the difference to one of our customers one day.”

Staff will also be selling copies of their fund-raising recipe booklet at the show, which includes touching stories and special childhood cooking memories, for a 50p minimum donation in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society.