Social Care Career Development

Our career development programme – Aspire

All permanent staff have regular opportunities to gain a place on our multiple award winning career development programme, Aspire. Aspire has won a national business culture award and our coaches have also won a prestigious CIPD award for their work on Aspire. 

Aspire participants 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. 

Aspire is a key reason why Dimensions colleagues are more than twice as likely to choose to stay at Dimensions, compared to staff in other social care organisations.* 

See some of the reasons why here

We have now had almost 450 colleagues take part in the Aspire programme, with many describing the impact of the coaching as transformational to their confidence and focus both within and outside of work.

Coupled with this, 73% of participants have reported measurable career growth as a result of being on Aspire.