Cera creates 5,000 new jobs throughout coronavirus pandemic

Cera, the UK healthcare-at-home provider and one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies, today announces that it is creating 5,000 new jobs throughout the UK.

The company, launched less than five years ago, has reached its initial goal of filling 10,000 jobs during the pandemic & by the end of 2021, several months ahead of schedule. The 5,000 new roles have been announced to further bolster the Social Care sector, and put thousands more people back to work.

The majority of these new roles will be in frontline healthcare services such as Professional Carers and Nurses, but Cera also seeks to employ professionals across operations, technology, finance and data to accelerate and facilitate its growth.

Applicants for Professional Carer roles do not need to hold specific skills or qualifications to apply for an advertised role at Cera. The company’s technology enables the firm to recruit, train, certify and deploy new Professional Carers in a matter of days.

Commenting on this jobs drive, and Cera’s rapid growth, Co-founder & CEO Dr Ben Maruthappu said: “At the start of the pandemic, we set out to solve two of the most pressing issues facing the UK. Firstly, we wanted to reduce pressures placed on the NHS due to the pandemic by bringing more talent into the Care sector and, secondly, we wanted to offer jobs to thousands of people to help counter the unemployment crisis, allowing them to retrain and gain fulfilling careers in healthcare.”

“We’re enormously proud of the role we’ve been able to play thus far. However, this is just the beginning – in the short-term we plan to grow Cera further, and bring an additional 5,000 new professionals into the health and social care sector during a period of unprecedented pressure.”