Training and development
We provide a full induction and training programme when you join us. In addition to regular 1-2-1s and annual appraisals, we’ll help you develop and progress your career.
Within the first 12 weeks of working for us, we’ll pay for and support you to complete the Care Certificate, a requirement for everyone working in the health and social care sector.
You may also have the opportunity to complete other awards and diplomas relevant to your role. You could be eligible for a financial bonus when you complete certain qualifications. Our Assessment Centre is an accredited qualifications centre with City and Guilds and Lifetime Awarding.
Everyone who works for us is trained to meet mandatory and essential standards and you’ll find Dimensions trains its staff beyond the minimum requirements. Within your first week of employment, you’ll be invited to start your induction journey.
We have our own learning academy. You will complete a majority of your mandatory training online and learn a variety of topics, including health and safety and fire safety at work. Training may vary on role, with specialist training provided to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to do your job. All our courses are regularly updated so your knowledge will always be at the forefront of the sector.
Our career development programme – Aspire
All permanent staff have regular opportunities to gain a place on our career development programme, Aspire. If you secure a place, you’ll explore new ways and opportunities to progress with help from a professional career coach. Your coach will support you to develop your training, job shadowing and networking opportunities. From here, you’ll work together with your line manager to establish a career development plan and see how you can achieve your goals.
Our skills development programme – ilearn
ilearn is available to all our staff. Working through a wide range of training courses and development pathways, you’ll learn new skills and improve your knowledge on topics such as assertiveness, time management, project management and handling conflict.