"It’s a brilliant feeling leaving work each day knowing you’ve helped someone"
Albert has found his calling since joining OSJCT last year.
Since finishing university a couple of years ago, Albert had the ambition of having a job that would allow him to help people throughout his career. At the time, Albert didn’t know what this career path would be.
Albert said: “After university, I was in and out of jobs – mostly retail jobs. I always intended on doing something with my career that helped people. I wasn’t sure which route to go down and then I saw all of the care jobs that were out there after COVOD-19 hit and decided to give it a go.”
Since joining the Oxfordshire Extra Care Housing service Moorside Place in October 2020, Albert hasn’t looked back and feels he is finally in a career where he is making a difference.
“I absolutely love it – it doesn’t feel like a job! It’s a brilliant feeling leaving work each day knowing you’ve helped someone. I feel as if I have made some wonderful friends with residents and staff who have made a lasting impression on me.”
Given his success, it is therefore no surprise to hear that Albert sees his long-term future in a career in care.
“I have had some brilliant support during my time in the role. My aim is to keep learning and climb up the ladder. The care industry is definitely for me.”
When asked what his advice would be for someone considering a career in care, Albert said: “I would encourage anyone to go for it – give it a try! I was very open minded before I started and I think this mindset has benefited me.”