“Being an I Care…Ambassador gives the opportunity to remember why I went into care, to promote great things about care, and to potentially support someone on the first step on the ladder of their career”
“Young people are really valuable and you can shape and mould them helping them to see their potential. That is the reason I became an Ambassador - I wanted to be able to encourage young people to try a career in care, and to get a small opportunity to share some of my experiences with them. The event I attended was good fun - we met a lot of young people, made contacts and were able to give an honest opinion of what we do on a daily basis”.
“I feel like a valued member of a team focused on helping people discover their potential in the ambulance service and NHS”
“The Next Generation Ambassador project has contributed to the Academy’s vibrant &Aspirational career & guidance programme”
We’ve collaborated with CACHE, a leading sector expert in care and education qualifications, and spoke to ambassador Ruth Daynes, who is a great example of how ambassadors can support the recruitment and retention of those in the care sector. She says:
“I would recommend a career in care to so many people. It’s an excellent profession and provides fabulous career opportunities. It isn’t just something you do if you aren’t good at something else, as it’s important you have the right motivations and qualities to work in care.
“A career in this sector is suitable for people who want to work in a constantly changing environment, who want to support others and have a positive impact on their lives.” Read more about Ruth's work as an ambassador here >