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Ambito Care & Education is a care group. They provide support for adults and children with physical and learning disabilities.

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Based on responses from 12 employees at Ambito Care & Education.

About jobs at Ambito Care & Education

Pay

    Bad
  • Most people aren’t paid a living wage

    Do Ambito Care & Education pay a living wage?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    91% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The new Living Wage rates were announced on Thursday 22 September 2022.

    The rates are now £10.90 per hour, and £11.95 per hour in London.

    Employers are expected to implement the rise as soon as possible but by the latest 14 May 2023.

    On the 14 May 2023, employers’ Breakroom scores will be updated to reflect this.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Ambito Care & Education get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    91% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get sick pay

    Do Ambito Care & Education pay sick pay?

    Sometimes. Only some people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    50% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Ambito Care & Education feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at Ambito Care & Education get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Bad
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Ambito Care & Education?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    73% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Ambito Care & Education recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Ambito Care & Education?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    50% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Ambito Care & Education?

    Most people aren’t given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 90% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Ambito Care & Education is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    80% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How Ambito Care & Education ranks

Ambito Care & Education ranks joint 238th to work for out of social care providers.

  1. 238= Avenues Group
    4.8
  2. 238= Ambito Care & Education
    4.8
  3. 238= Hallmark Care Homes
    4.8

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 3 December 2022.

Ambito Care & Education job reviews

  • Best thing

    The team I work with and the people I support

    Worst thing

    The pay. We do a job that in residential care a team leader does for 1 percent above min wage. We administer and order medications and have full access to monies

    3.2

    Ambito Care & Education Support worker, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Contact time with pupils and summer Holidays.

    Worst thing

    Stupid hours. Admin, assessment grade input, report writing, marking (they don’t care what it says after a few words).

    2.0

    Ambito Care & Education Teacher, August 2020