Member Article

Growing demand sees 300 jobs created at SweetTree

Central London based SweetTree Home Care Services says it needs to recruit over 300 healthcare assistants and support workers in the coming months to meet increasing demand for its domiciliary care services.

According to managing director Barry Sweetbaum, the company expects to see a swell in interest from trainee nurses, and those wishing to gain experience in care before pursuing a career in nursing. This follows an announcement by secretary of state for health, Jeremy Hunt MP, that the government is to pilot a scheme whereby those who wish to study NHS funded nursing degrees should first spend time working as a health care assistant.

SweetTree currently employs just under 400 people. The company provides domiciliary and live in care to families throughout greater London and nationally on a live-in care basis. In addition to supporting frail elderly clients, SweetTree provides specialist care for those with dementia, mental health related illness, learning disabilities, brain injuries neurological conditions and palliative care needs.

Managing director Barry Sweetbaum said: ?As a company we are continuing to experience sustained growth, including increasing demand for our specialist person-centre dementia care, which has doubled in the last year alone. Alongside this we are expanding our range of services, so we are now seeking exceptional individuals to join our growing care team.?

He added: ?A career in care can be so rewarding and is also the perfect stepping stone into nursing and other health professions.?

Nicki Bones, director of operations at SweetTree, said: ?There are so many fantastic opportunities within the care sector and as a company we believe we are leading the way when it comes to investing in our team.

?Organisations like ours can offer the experience and training required for individuals to then go on and join the NHS for further professional qualifications and we have many examples of team members who have done just that.?

Founded in 2002, SweetTree has been awarded Investors in People Gold standard, an accreditation achieved by just 7% of organisations in the UK. SweetTree was also voted 18th Best Company to Work for in the 2011 Sunday Times league table.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by SweetTree Home Care Services .

Enjoy the read? Get Bdaily delivered.

Sign up to receive our popular morning London email for free.

* Occasional offers & updates from selected Bdaily partners

Our Partners

Top Ten Most Read