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    Basically, I'm taking a year or two out to work and save money for post grad study. I'm going to be applying for Occupational Therapy, so I feel there wouldn't be a better sector for me to get into than doing a care role too, so I could apply what I learn from the job across to my course, and thus strengthening my applications

    My question is, do you get male carers? And what are peoples thoughts on a male becoming a carer?

    Also, any good companys to go through? I live in West Midlands (Worcestershire to be exact), and I do drive and have a clean license
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    (Original post by jimbles)
    Basically, I'm taking a year or two out to work and save money for post grad study. I'm going to be applying for Occupational Therapy, so I feel there wouldn't be a better sector for me to get into than doing a care role too, so I could apply what I learn from the job across to my course, and thus strengthening my applications

    My question is, do you get male carers? And what are peoples thoughts on a male becoming a carer?

    Also, any good companys to go through? I live in West Midlands (Worcestershire to be exact), and I do drive and have a clean license
    Of course you do. Just as you get male nurses.

    I'd suggest trying the NHS to start with, the money is usually better than private companies, though there can be a bit of competition when applying. It would work in your favour if you were to get a post as an HCA in terms of your application and when you go to uni you could stay working for that trust if you stay local as a bank HCA meaning you can earn a bit of money whilst at uni.
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    Of course you do. Just as you get male nurses.

    I'd suggest trying the NHS to start with, the money is usually better than private companies, though there can be a bit of competition when applying. It would work in your favour if you were to get a post as an HCA in terms of your application and when you go to uni you could stay working for that trust if you stay local as a bank HCA meaning you can earn a bit of money whilst at uni.
    Thank you, it's just I only have heard of female ones, so didn't know where males stand in that kind of situation/job!

    Thank you, I was thinking it would work in my favour for my application for the masters as it'd show I have the qualities you'd expect to see in an OT (empathy, caring, etc).

    Thank you for the reply
 
 
 
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