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Working in the health or social care sector can be extremely rewarding. Health care can include caring for patients in a hospital, dentist, opticians, pharmacy and in people’s homes but there are also support roles which are essential to the day-to-day running of the health service.

Social care involves looking after people in different locations such as residential care or in their own home. There are opportunities to work with people with learning disabilities, physical abilities, mental health, and elderly people.

Take a look at the various links and job roles below to see what could be in store for you. 

  • Health and social care is one of the largest employment sectors across Norfolk and Suffolk with over 103,000 jobs
  • Adult social care is growing and the number of social care jobs will increase by 350,000 by 2020
  • There are around 150,000 full-time equivalent doctors, and over 300,000 nurses in the NHS

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CounsellorCare Worker Paramedic  Youth WorkerArt therapist • Midwife • Physiotherapist Nurse • Hematologist • Biomedical Scientist Occupational Therapist (For more, check out the Job Areas below)

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Did You Know?
There are 105 GP practices in Norfolk and Waveney.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH)
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Business Support Apprentice
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Closing Date:
16th January 2022
Salary:
£8385 per year
Location:
Norwich, NR2 3TU
Our Learning Disabilities Team are looking for a #AdminApprentice to join their team.
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Care Assistant
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Closing Date:
16th January 2022
Salary:
£11.50 - £12.50 an hour
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
Are you seeking job satisfaction and want to feel Valued? If the answer is yes, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our established business. First Choice Home Care provides industry endorsed home care to a wide variety of Service Users throughou...
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Mental Health Support Worker
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
15th January 2022
Salary:
£13.50 - £15.50 an hour
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Are you seeking job satisfaction and want to feel Valued? If the answer is yes, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our established business. First Choice Home Care provides industry endorsed home care to a wide variety of Service Users throughou...
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Business Support Apprentice
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
16th January 2022
Salary:
£161.25 per week
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Level 2 Business Administration Apprentice to work for NCHC NHS Trust within Autism Service Norfolk.
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Apprentice Data Administrator
Closing Date:
3rd December 2022
Salary:
£161.25 per week
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
In our Medical Outpatients Department the post holder will provide a reception and administration service, coming into regular contact with patients and clinical staff. The post holder will be expected to work with all members of the multi-disciplinary team (n...
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