Personal development and training
“Ability as a company as a whole has been so supportive. I have a young child and, in terms of my hours, they’ve been very flexible. I started out with Ability as Housing Support Worker. After I had time out to have my baby, I progressed to Senior Support Worker, and I’m now a Team Leader. I’ve done the trainer training course too.”
Cheryl Collins, Team Leader
We recognise and value our colleagues as people not just employees – which is why we are listed as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Our ongoing support
We are committed to supporting every member of staff – by providing regular supervision throughout your employment and annual performance appraisals.
Within your first six weeks with us, we will take you through a well-structured, comprehensive, induction programme. It will give you the opportunity to visit our offices in Reading and Staines, to meet colleagues from all over the company and to get to know more about our values and working practices.
We also hold regular staff conferences and away-days and provide a lively staff intranet with interactive discussion boards. These are all designed to provide you with ongoing support.
We actively encourage all our colleagues to apply for roles that are more senior, or that help their personal development.
In fact, a large number of our current management team (including the Assistant Director of Ability Care & Support, three Service Managers and at least 10 Team Leaders) began their careers with us in more junior roles.