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Our stories

Read and watch our collection of stories which provide an insight into the rewards, and the challenges, of being a support worker, as well as the wide variety of amazing work that we do.

Our Stories

What good support means to me?

The people we support tell us what they want from their support workers and what good support means to them.

I've had more training in this job than I have had with any other job

Damian - Team Leader

My job is completely varied

Amanda - Team Leader

Kylie's Story

Kylie was a nursing assistant at a hospital before joining Brandon. Read our interview with her about becoming a support worker.

Vicki's Story

Vicki, a support worker in North Somerset, talks about her role.

Caern's Story

Caern, a support worker in Weston-super-Mare, talks about her experience.

Plenty of training, supportive teams and lots of development opportunities

When you join us as a support worker, you'll have a comprehensive induction into Brandon. You don't necessarily need experience as we provide full training. You'll learn the fundamental skills and knowledge you need in your role. Your induction will include training and assessment for the nationally recognised Care Certificate.

Our training is designed to ensure you feel confident right from the start.

You'll also work 'shadow shifts' to observe an experienced colleague. You'll be assigned a mentor too, so there is always someone to offer help and advice.

We'll continue to support you to gain professional qualifications, take on additional responsibilities and develop your career.

Find out more about our roles