Application Help

Thank you for visiting Proud to Care Surrey, we want to help you take the next step in your career, if your new to health and social care or been working in the business for some time, there is always something new to learn when it comes to application and interview for the job of you dreams. We have put together some links that will help.

First Contact!

The first contact you will have with your future employer will probably be by phone, they want to know you are enthusiastic, prepared to be flexible and keen on working with people. Experience always helps when applying for a job, even if you haven’t worked in care before everyone has cared for others at some time, think about what to have done that show you have the right values for care 

Value based interviews and what they mean

To recruit people with the right values and behaviours to undertake important roles in the right way an employer needs to know what a candidate’s values are.

Values are important and lasting beliefs or ideals, usually shared by members of a culture about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable. Values have a major influence on a person’s behaviour and attitude and serve as broad guidelines in all situations. It is an individual’s values that will determine their behaviour in most situations.

A value-based interview will be designed to see how your express your values through your actions and answers.

Value based interviewing, what to expect


Interview tips

Download interview tips PDF


Great videos with a few questions that will come up and how to answer them




What did the comedian Rhob Gilbert think of working in Health and social care


What do other people think of their careers?


Are you wondering which pathway to take to start or develop your career?

Click this link to visit the Healthcare Career Navigator website on Adobe Spark.


Advice if you have never worked in care

View video if you have never worked in care