The right skills Develop and progress your career

We believe that our people are our greatest asset and we are passionate about developing staff and making sure they have all the right skills and confidence to do their job to the highest standard.

Full induction

Ongoing training and refresher courses

Nationally recognised qualifications

Support to develop your skills

Career progression

Professional Development Plans

Paid time off and cost of training covered

Classroom based and online training

Opportunities to grow

Read more from some of our colleagues about how they have developed in their roles since joining Radis.

Tia Perry

HR Administrator

“I chose to start my apprenticeship at Radis as I was drawn in by the family run business and the Radis Vision and Values. When I saw the advert for the HR Administrator post I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to start my career.

“After finishing school. I worked as a waitress for a year before leaving to start my apprenticeship. I chose a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship as I wanted to increase my confidence and speaking skills. Working in a business administration environment gives me the opportunity to meet and communicate with lots of internal and external personnel, including managers and directors of the business. I enjoy learning new things, developing my knowledge and gaining first-hand experience in a business environment.

“I believe Radis has supported me throughout my apprenticeship. I am given the opportunity to develop my knowledge and skills through attending webinars, gaining an insight to what the other branches get up to, organising managers conferences and much more. If I am ever struggling with any of my studies, I am able to ask for help from my Manager or my Mentor who are always willing to help me improve my skills and map out my future career direction. My assessor comes to see me in the workplace too.

“In the future I would love to either develop my Business Administration knowledge within other roles of the company or I would like to pursue my dream of becoming a Paramedic.“

Danielle Jones

Senior Area Manager

“Prior to starting with Radis in 2010 I had been working in care for two years and did a mixture of residential and domiciliary care as a Care Worker and Supervisor.

“I joined Radis as a Field Supervisor and through promotion and being given the opportunity to develop my career, I have continued to grow from strength to strength.

“Everybody who works for Radis right up to Director level has always been willing to share the benefit of their experience with me whenever I have needed it, in order to help me grow and develop. As a national company offering various community care services, Radis has also given me the exposure I needed to a range of different services across the country. They have supported me with paid formal training too including the Level 5 in Health and Social Care Leadership.

“Before joining Radis, I had no formal training in leadership, so when I took on my first manager role, Radis enrolled me onto an Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) course which gave me the foundation that I needed to build my management style.

“I am now a Senior Area Manager for Radis. I manage a group of Area Managers who have operational oversight of a number of services, and because Radis has invested their time, advice and support in me, I in turn endeavour to do the same for my team.

“Radis has given me opportunities to develop with my career as well as supported me with my personal skills to become a professional within the industry.“

Mia Von-Schaxmann

Support Worker

“When I younger, I spent some time in foster care and experienced first-hand support workers who helped me.

“This inspired me to go into a care role myself, and when it came to leave school, I decided that I didn’t want to go into further education and instead started an apprenticeship at a nursery.

“From there I spent some time in domiciliary care before moving to Radis and the Extra Care scheme at Cherry Orchard.

“I was really excited when I got the opportunity to move to a new Supported Living scheme. My current role as Support Worker is all about helping people to be as independent as possible. It’s not about doing everything for them but to support them to carry out day to day tasks and activities themselves.

“You build a really strong bond with the people that you are supporting and it’s the best feeling in the world to see them gain new skills and achieve the things that they want to achieve.

“Radis has really supported me in my career so far – I have completed a Learning Disability NVQ and I’ve just started a specialist autism course. I hope that I can stay with Radis and progress through the company.“

The best start

When you come to work with us, whether as a care or support worker, manager or part of our support team, you’ll receive a comprehensive induction programme covering everything you need to get the best start in your new role.

Training specific for your role

Whether you are working in the field, providing professional care to our clients, a member of our support team, or a manager, we pride ourselves in providing the best quality of learning and development to all staff at all levels, including any specialist training you need to ensure you have the specific skills and confidence to carry your role out fully.

If you join us as a care or support worker, you will also receive any specialist training needed for your role or the type of client being cared for.

Best practice

When it comes to training we like to meet and exceed the minimum expected training standards to ensure that we’re delivering best practice.

All of our staff are encouraged to develop their skills in a range of different ways including on-the-job training, shadowing and mentoring or through formal qualifications such as apprenticeships and Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) training.

If you are a care or support worker based in England, we will develop your professional skills in line with the Care Certificate set by Skills for Care as required by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). If you are based in Wales, you will follow the All Wales Induction Framework (AWIF) set by Social Care Wales, as required by the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW).

We will also support you to enrol on formal qualifications such as QCF diplomas in Health and Social Care.

Supervision and support

You will have regular meetings with your manager who will observe your work, and provide ongoing support and additional training to help you improve.

Coaching and mentoring

We also offer coaching and mentoring to help you with your ongoing development and career aspirations. We are great believers in promoting people within our teams, so, if you have the right values and motivation, you will find there are opportunities for progression, or even the potential to develop yourself within one of our many different services or departments.

Qualified trainers

We use an in-house team and also external training to make sure you get the training needed for your role.

Our team of in-house trainers are all experienced and qualified, and most of them have hands-on experience of providing care and support. Whether you are working in the field, providing professional care to our service users, or based within an office environment, we pride ourselves in providing the best quality of learning and development at all levels.

Personal Development Programme

Everyone who works for Radis has a Personal Development Plan where together with your manager you can identify what training you need for your job, including additional training over time to build on your skills and prepare you for progression or promotion. You will have regular meetings with your manager, one of which will be your annual appraisal during which there is a special focus on your development and how you would like to develop your career.

Developing our own

With a wide range of services across England and Wales, we have plenty of opportunities for you to grow your career.

If you share our values and our commitment to making a positive difference to people’s lives then we will support you with the training, coaching or mentoring you need to help you achieve your career aspirations whether that is developing your exisiting skills, moving into a different area of work within Radis or progressing into a leadership role. We’re proud that we have a number of staff who been able to progress their careers within Radis and we’re always keen to offer these development opportunities to our staff when we can.

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