If you're at school, college or university and want to find out more about what it's like working in social care, to help you decide whether it's the career for you, then look no further.

Placements usually take place as part of a course or programme of study at school, college or university and we work with education providers to offer placement opportunities.

During a placement you will experience working in a social care environment, in roles such as care assistants and support workers, who support a range of people including older people, people living with dementia and people with a learning disability with everyday tasks and to achieve their goals and aspirations. 


Placements can last from 1 week up to a year and can take place over several weeks or months depending on what you need. They will give you the opportunity to:

  • apply the skills you are learning within a work setting
  • gain new skills and experience that employers look for in potential employees
  • experience working within a social care organisation and how our organisation works
  • gain connections and networks that can support you in your future career choices


During your placement you will be buddied up with members of our team and work alongside them supporting people based on their needs and enabling them to achieve positive outcomes. This could include getting involved in group and individual activities as well as everyday tasks like personal care and supporting people to eat whilst getting to know the people we support.


Your placement in social care could be your first step on your career ladder. Click here to find out the different career progression opportunities there are when you work in social care and click here to see what it's like working for Persona.


To find out more about the difference you could make by working in social care, click here to take a look at our stories.


So, if you would like a placement with us, click here to apply and a member of the team will be in contact with you.

Before you commence your placement, you will need to provide some information about yourself and complete a DBS check if you don’t already have one as part of your course to ensure we have all the right processes in place and to ensure that you, our staff and the people we support are safe throughout your placement opportunity.