Carer Q&A: George
Last week we were lucky enough to have a Q & A with our carer, George, to find out what it was that attracted her to the health care industry and work abroad in the UK with ENA and why she would recommend live-in care to others. Here’s what she had to say:
How did you hear about live in care?
Through facebook pages for travellers and word of mouth.
What made you want to apply for the role?
I have done care work in Australia and was looking for a caring role whilst over here. The fact that this is a rent free and bill free position was a huge draw card for me… Plus I hadn’t organised any long term accommodation either so a position like this ticked a lot of my boxes.
Why did you choose ENA?
I chose ENA because as soon as I started to inquire about a position, I was met with enthusiasm, understanding and disclosure. After researching the company a little bit more, I found that their work values and ethos were in line with my own and that their training program was both thorough and considerate [of novices in this industry and specific role] which really appealed to me.
What advice would you give to a future applicant?
I would tell any future applicant that there is a time for work and a time for play… Put your head down and work hard during your placement contract and reap the benefits in your off time. You’re gaining so much experience and opportunity in a position like this so make the most of it while you’re here.
Why would you recommend live in care and ENA to others?
I would easily recommend ENA to my friends and other potential carers as their attitude, support and care for their staff is excellent. My introduction to this company and my ongoing support has been so thorough and great that I could not possibly find fault with with company and their staff members. Live in care is a fabulous opportunity to live in a new place, earn great money and learn some gratitude and compassion whilst developing great life skills and experience without even thinking about it. Work hard while you’re working and enjoy your time off when you have it. It’s a no brainer really.
If you know anyone possibly considering care work but unsure how to go about it, we would be more than happy to have a chat with them.