Cera has today announced that it is creating 5,000 new home care jobs throughout the UK.
The company, which launched less than five years ago, has reached its initial goal of filling 10,000 jobs during the pandemic and by the end of 2021, three months ahead of schedule.
The 5,000 new roles have been announced to further bolster the social care sector, and put thousands more people back to work.
The majority of these new roles will be in frontline healthcare services, such as professional carers and nurses, but Cera also seeks to employ professionals across operations, technology, finance and data to accelerate and facilitate its growth.
Cera hopes to incentivise prospective professional carers to join the company by introducing a new £500 ‘Golden Hello Bonus’, applicable to care professionals who have joined the company since late August.
Commenting on this jobs drive, Cera co-founder and CEO Dr Ben Maruthappu (pictured) said: “At the start of the pandemic, we set out to solve two of the most pressing issues facing the UK. Firstly, we wanted to reduce pressures placed on the NHS due to the pandemic by bringing more talent into the Care sector and, secondly, we wanted to offer jobs to thousands of people to help counter the unemployment crisis, allowing them to retrain and gain fulfilling careers in healthcare.”
“We’re enormously proud of the role we’ve been able to play thus far. However, this is just the beginning – in the short-term we plan to grow Cera further, and bring an additional 5,000 new professionals into the health and social care sector during a period of unprecedented pressure.”