Supporting colleagues from day one
Our 12-week induction and Buddy programme help team members become familiar with our vision, values and ways of working.
Our 12-week inductions ensure that colleagues are confident and competent in their roles. Your first two weeks will be protected for induction-only activity. After two weeks, you'll have a ‘catch-up’ chat with your manager to see how you’re settling in. You'll have further catch-ups at four weeks, six weeks and 12 weeks.
As part of your induction, you'll be assigned a Buddy from day one. They will be a friendly face to guide you through the first three months of your employment, offering advice, feedback and answering any general questions.
We know the first few weeks in a care role can be overwhelming. That's why we've created a new to care pathways for colleagues who wish to build a career with us.
We know that our colleagues are our greatest asset, so we invest time into their first days, weeks and months with us. Our Care UK Buddies partner with new team members during their induction period to help them feel engaged, supported and confident in their roles.
Buddies are there to offer advice and guidance to new colleagues regarding day-to-day work, as well as encouragement and knowledge, from making introductions to sharing insights about Care UK’s values.