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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?
The UK’s life science industry collectively employs more than 240,000 people nationwide.

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Administrator Apprentice - PBS Care
Closing Date:
28th May 2021
Salary:
£201 per week
Location:
Haverhill, Suffolk
Employer Description P&B Shadwell are homecare providers. We have a contract with Cambridgeshire County Council and are a growing company. There is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice administrator to join the team. Main descriptionMain duties include:.....
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Apprentice Treatment Scheduler
Closing Date:
10th May 2021
Salary:
£8,092
Location:
Norwich
You will be enrolled with a local education provider and will be required to complete your Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Programme within the duration of the placement.
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Care Assistant - Berkeley Home Health
Closing Date:
30th May 2021
Salary:
£10.25 per hour
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description The Berkeley Home Health group was established by a team of like-minded health care professionals, each with an impressive background in tailoring quality live-in care and visiting care packages on a one-to-one basis. Our high standards co...
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Apprentice Dental Nurse All Saints : Green Dental Clinic
Closing Date:
12th May 2021
Salary:
£172.00 p/w
Location:
Norwich
All Saints Green Dental Clinic are looking to recruit an apprentice to learn all aspects of the life within the dental practice, including reception duties, sterilising duties and nursing duties and will be guided and trained by our qualified nurses within the...
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Apprentice Administration Officer
Closing Date:
9th May 2021
Salary:
£8,092 per
Location:
Norwich
This is an office based post within the Histopathology Department, which forms part of the Cellular Pathology directorate. The department has a workload of around 60 000 patient requests per year. This presents an opportunity to be part of an excellent team wo...
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Optical Consultant - Boots Opticians
Closing Date:
21st May 2021
Salary:
TBC
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Boots Opticians Ltd. operates a chain of ophthalmic and dispensing optician stores in the United Kingdom. The company is a subsidiary of Walgreens Boots Alliance and De Rigo Boots Opticians in Bury St Edmunds has an exciting opportunity fo...
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