Start an exciting new career with Outcomes First Group

Teacher and teenage pupil



Do you want a career in education or care and don’t know where to start?

So, you want a career in education or care, but you don’t know where to start. You want a career that ‘makes a difference’, enables you to learn while working, and offers you opportunities to grow, but you don’t have relevant experience. You’ve hit a brick wall…but have you?

Outcomes First Group can offer you the career that ticks all the boxes! If you have the skills, passion, and drive to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and adults then we have a role just for you. From care workers to teachers, our key roles offer amazing opportunities to build you a rewarding career.

Teacher and primary aged child


Would you love to kickstart your teaching career? Do you have the passion to deliver life-changing education?

We are looking for Teaching Assistants who are great all-rounders, and who love getting stuck into school life.

We will give you all the training you need, so you don’t need any previous experience. We’re interested in finding people who are motivated, resilient and patient – these are qualities that will help you shine in this role.

Then, when you’re ready you can apply for our internal course, Teachers of Tomorrow. The course provides teaching assistants and instructors the opportunity to complete a teaching apprenticeship, leading to a teaching career with Outcomes First Group.

We are proud to be able to support aspiring colleagues in taking the next steps in their teaching careers by offering three FREE different routes into teacher training via our amazing Teachers of Tomorrow programme.  Each route provides colleagues with the opportunity to upskill whilst continuing to work, these routes include:

  • Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship (route to QTLS)
  • Level 6 Teacher Apprenticeship (leading to QTS)
  • Assessment Only Route (AOR) (leading to QTS)

We’ve got lots of resources to support you in identifying the best route for you, and our Learning & Talent department will support you every step of the way.

Staff and young people laughing

Care Worker

Do you want to give vulnerable children the best possible care? Have you got the energy and passion to help them live happy, safe and fulfilling lives?

Being a Care Worker is an opportunity to help vulnerable children and adults bring about incredible change in their lives. It can be demanding and challenging, but it is the most rewarding role, especially when you can look back on your career and say, “I helped to make a difference”. It’s a role that impacts the lives of children today and their lives in the future.

Don’t let not having the appropriate qualifications hold you back. We will train you to gain the qualifications that will support you in developing the specialist skills and knowledge you need to care for children and young people.

  • In England, we provide the Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship.
  • In Wales, you will complete the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core, PLUS Level 3 Health and Social Care Practice (Children and Young People).
  • In Scotland you will complete a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Social Services (Children and Young People) at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 7.

In England, our Adult Care Workers will complete either the Level 2 Adult Care Worker or Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship, according to their role. Whilst completing a qualification isn’t a statutory requirement to work in Adult Care in England, we do make it a mandatory requirement for our employees to ensure you are appropriately trained and qualified.

In Wales and Scotland, there is a statutory requirement for Adult Care Workers to complete a relevant qualification within 3 years of starting work in the sector. In Wales this is the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core, PLUS Level 3 Health and Social Care Practice (Children and Young People) and in Scotland the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Social Services and Healthcare at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 7.

Then, when you’re ready to take the next step, we can support you to move into a management role. To become a Registered Manager you’ll need to complete the relevant qualifications and we also provide learning opportunities to support you in becoming an amazing leader.

Care worker with two students, smiling

Central Services

Or maybe you’d love to join a vibrant and supportive team, doing a job that supports our colleagues across our services?

The Central Services team is key to our organisation’s success, supporting our services with real energy and outstanding service. We have top quality office spaces that help make it a pleasure to come to work, with plenty of opportunities for flexible and remote working too.

What our people say…..

We’re a great place to work…it’s official, our colleagues have told us this. We are officially certified as a UK’s Best Workplace™ for Women and we are also a UK’s Best Workplace™.

Here’s what our people have to say about what it’s like to work here:

  • 89% say that “My work has special meaning: this is not “just a job”
  • 89% say “When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride”
  • 87% say “I’m proud to tell others I work here”

Chris Kirkbride – Head of Care at Underley Gardens

“I started my career 13 years ago as a care worker, I was about to turn 40 and decided that I wanted a total change from everything I had done before. It was a challenge at first, but once I established relationships with the young people, the job provided me with a satisfaction I had never felt in any other career. I was also able to gain qualifications that I doubted I would be able to achieve at that stage of my life.

Due to my age and experience, I felt confident enough to support and care for young people, and I was confident enough to assist some of my younger colleagues in their careers. At my age, I never envisaged further career progression yet here I am at 53 years old leading a service as Head of Care.

The journey has been the most challenging yet rewarding one of all my life, I often wish I had started a career in care much earlier but then I realise that I have achieved so much due to my life experiences and the resilience that this has provided me.

We are looking for people who can provide support for some of the most vulnerable young people in our society. These young people need role models…people to care for them, nurture them and help them to become as independent as possible.

Some of our colleagues who do this best are often those who have lived a full and active life. They have perhaps raised their own families, cared for others, travelled or worked in completely different roles in completely different sectors. It doesn’t matter, because everything they have done with their life has provided them with the skills that are necessary to become a care worker.

The young people in our care need people with the life skills necessary to support them in all aspects of their lives, after what for many has so far been a challenging start to their young lives.”

Teacher and student working together at a computer and both smiling

Why should you work at Outcomes First Group?

  • 4-Day Working Week

Wellbeing is at the heart of our organisation, and we are committed to supporting colleagues and their wellbeing.

As part of our ongoing commitment, we offer colleagues the opportunity to work a 4-day working week (or equivalent in hours). This means you will earn 100% of your pay for working 80% of your hours. What would you do with those extra hours…?

  • Family-Friendly Policies

We support colleagues who are parents or carers. Our family-friendly policies support colleagues in balancing work demands with family needs. Our policies include adoption, compassionate and special leave, fostering, flexible working, enhanced parental leave, and many more.

  • Contractual and Non-contractual benefits

Vista, our benefits portal, is where you’ll find all your contractual benefits, like pension and car allowance, and you’ll also find the benefits that you can flex or add to your benefits package. These include wellbeing benefits, benefits that can help to save you money, benefits linked to your health and lifestyle benefits.
Here are just a few:

  • Salary sacrifice programmes such as cycle to work, holiday trading and an eco-car scheme.
  • Smart Tech and shopping discounts
  • Health screening, health cash plans, life assurance
  • Will writing

Plus, much more

Want to find out more?

Contact us today and take the next step in your life-changing career:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01204 927626


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