Staff Development

We are delighted that our average length of service at Pendine Park is 5.2 years and that 44% of new starters have come because family or friends recommended working at Pendine Park. Our belief in the importance of staff development lead to us setting up our own award winning Teaching Care Centre and over 80% of our staff are at Diploma level 2 or above. We support many complex care needs by having a highly trained clinical and nursing team.

We also focus on innovative work based learning with mentors who deliver excellent on the job training programmes. Our training and career pathways, Management Development Programme and Learning and Development Forums support staff who wish to develop.

Role modelling is something we are passionate about, which is why we invest in Team Leaders to mentor staff and also reward role model behaviours with Smile and Infection Control Awards for example.

We support and are very proud of our many staff who have achieved Wales Care Awards and our commitment to staff training, support and development opportunities was recognised when we achieved Investors in People Gold.

In 2016 we will start the Pendine Apprenticeship Programme, allowing candidates to earn and learn as they undertake an 18 month Apprenticeship to achieve a Pendine Diploma plus. During which they can achieve Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2, as well as ILM Level 2. Gaining practical and personal development skills.

Having progressed from Care Practitioner to Registered Manager I'm living proof that the world is your oyster! Cindy Clutton (Care Practitioner to Registered Manager)


I'm thrilled that the organisation has given me the opportunity and empowered me to work on projects that match my skills and interests. Tracey Green (Care Practitioner Senior CP on special projects and Assessor)


I value the additional opportunity and responsibility I have been given and appreciate the training and mentoring I am getting. Cynthia Edwards (Deputy Finance Manager to Accounts & Admin Manager)


I appreciate the trust and confidence the organisation has shown in me on my progression from Care Practitioner to Deputy Manager Becca Griffiths (Care Practitioner to Deputy Manager)


I'm delighted to have fulfilled my aspirations this far - this has only been possible with the support and training of the Organisation. It feels great that I'm able to develop Care Practitioners on their Career Pathways. Ceri Smith (Care Practitioner to Diploma Assessor)