Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716.

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about.

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.

Marija – Carer in Bath

“Prestige Nursing & Care is an exceptional company, providing care to the highest standards.”

“Using evidence-based practice and following the necessary guidelines, the carers are able to provide person-centred care in a respectful and dedicated manner. Safety and well-being of their clients is paramount at all times – peace of mind for everyone.”

Marija – Carer in Bath

Eniko – Carer in Bristol

“The team at Prestige Nursing & Care in Bristol have always been very helpful, flexible, proactive and professional.”

“They also support me with my development and provide excellent training, which I really appreciate. The training provided by the Prestige nursing team has enabled me to learn new and interesting skills. It is important to me that after training that I have learnt something new, as I find this so motivating.”

Eniko – Carer in Bristol

Sam – Carer in Chingford

“I feel very supported by the team at Prestige Nursing & Care in Chingford.”

“ I am very happy and proud to work for Prestige and look forward to my future with them.”

Sam – Carer in Chingford

Jake – Carer in Derby

“You do things so differently to other care providers.”

“The nursing team have been wonderful mentors and I have learnt so much working alongside them. The branch team is also very impressive and have clearly picked the best carers.”

Jake – Carer in Derby

Paula – Field Care Supervisor in East Sussex

“I found the training was very good and it gave me more confidence.”

“When I joined Prestige Nursing & Care in 2013 I absolutely loved it and wanted to progress my career further in care.  With training and support I passed my NVQ which boosted my confidence immensely.  I am now a Field Care Supervisor in East Sussex.  I would never have got this far without the support from the management team in who have supported me to achieve my goals. I am truly grateful.”

Paula – Field Care Supervisor in East Sussex