Routes into working in care

We want our borough to be a place that fosters and grows ambition, which is why we’re proud of our different routes into working in care.

Whether you’re looking for training, a new role or don’t know where to begin, there are lots of ways we can help you get started.


Our teams are here to help you start a rewarding career in care. #ProudToCareBarnsley

Interested in working in care but don’t know where to start?

Our Get into Care interest form is here to help us give you the support you need to start a rewarding career working in care.

The questions in our short survey are focused on understanding what you’re looking for. Your answers will help us connect you with teams and employers offering the right support, training or vacancies for you.

Take your first steps towards joining our brilliant care workforce today.

Kickstart your care career with our training scheme (1)

Do you want to learn more about working in care?

Our care training programme is here to help you take your first steps into a rewarding career working in care. If you’re looking for a new challenge, love helping others and want to learn more about working in care, this could be the perfect starting point for you.

Our four-week training programme will teach you everything you need to know about working in care. After a few weeks of training, you’ll come away with the skills and knowledge you need to start in one of Barnsley’s varied health and care roles.

Get started in care

Are you under 30 and interested in working in health and social care?

We’re teaming up with the Prince’s Trust to help more young people explore the possibilities of working in health and social care. Our friendly advisors are here to help you find a role that suits you and get started in care.

Whether you’re looking for a new challenge or have recently started working in health and social care, we’re here to help you so get in touch with our team today.



There are lots of different job roles available within care, all offering chances to learn, develop and grow. You'll find roles helping people to continue living independently in their own homes and lead happy, healthy lives in one of our care homes.

For many of our roles, you don't need any previous experience. If you've the right caring qualities, we can teach you the rest.

You'll need a few core skills, like working well in teams and being able to build strong relationships. Most of all, we're looking for passionate people who love helping others.

Domiciliary care providers

You can find available options on the following care provider websites:

Provider Description
Caremark Professional and personal home care services tailored to people's needs.
Cera Care assistant roles helping people to stay living independently.
Home Instead Home Instead combines care and compassion to provide quality care for older people.
Medacs Medacs work within local communities to deliver personalised home care to meet people's needs.
Trust Home Care Operating in Barnsley, Trust Home Care provide high quality, personalised care in peoples' homes.

Residential care providers

You can find available options on the following care provider websites:

Provider Description
Exemplar Health Care Offering specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex needs.
Hillcare Supporting older people and those in need of a little extra help with a caring and can-do attitude.
Prospect House Prospect House has been at the heart of the community for over 20 years, providing residential, respite, and end-of-life care.
St. James Court (Crown Care) Crown Care's approach to care has long recognised that “people make places”.
Wood Care Group Wood Care Group provide first class care to residents in warm and comfortable environments.

Larger organisations

You can find various health and social care options from larger organisations on the following websites:

Organisation Description
Barnsley Council Roles in the reablement service (helping people get back to living independently) and for personal assistants (working directly for the person you care for).
Made with Care Care vacancies from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) find a job website.
National Autistic Society Transforming lives and changing attitudes for people on the autism spectrum.
NHS Roles available in Barnsley through the NHS.

National job sites

You can find various health and social care options advertised on the following national job websites:

Website Description
Indeed Indeed host many vacancies in Barnsley across the health and care sector.
Totaljobs Totaljobs have many vacancies listed for Barnsley.


Joy's story

Watch the video to hear from Joy, a team leader at Crossroads Caring for Carers who helps people in their own homes. You can hear about what working in care means to her.

Whether you're new to working in care or have years of experience, find a rewarding care career perfect for you by browsing the care roles below and applying today.