Portsmouth jobs event will show careers in care sector

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A JOBS event is being held to encourage more people to consider a career in the care sector.

The Big Caring Careers Event on June 30 is about jobs and apprenticeships in the care sector.

Danielle Saunders, from Southsea, will be giving out information and helping to show the care sector can offer rewarding work helping vulnerable people.

The 28-year-old, who is a care assistant at the council’s Shearwater Care Home, said: ‘I went into shop work when I left school but I wish I’d gone into the care sector straight away. Everything I do for the residents changes their lives and makes life better for them.

‘It’s challenging at times and hard work but it’s so rewarding. I love it.’

Cllr Luke Stubbs, the council’s cabinet member for adult social care, said: ‘This event will hopefully dispel some of the myths about working in the care sector.

‘These days it’s a career with a real future.’

The event is being held at Cascades Shopping Centre between 10am and 2pm.