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The Health and Social Care industry has a huge range of career opportunities for people from all academic backgrounds.

Healthcare is all about helping people who have problems with their physical health this could be in a hospital, surgery, dentists, opticians, pharmacy and in people’s homes. Some job roles will require professional qualifications whilst others will have on the job training.

Everybody at some point in their lives will be dependent upon the skills of a healthcare professional, in fact the NHS is one of the largest employers in the world.
The Social care side is more about helping people in the community and giving them support to improve their lives. A career in social care may involve working with children, young people, the elderly, people with disabilities, people with mental health issues and offenders.

Care is the key, if you care about the well-being of others, have excellent interpersonal skills, bucket loads of patience and you want to make a difference, a career in health and social care could be for you!

Did You Know?
Ongoing improvements in medicines and care mean that life expectancy in the UK is increasing - currently 79 years for men and 83 years for women which almost 30 years higher than a century ago.

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Care Apprentice : Orwell Housing Association Ltd
Closing Date:
12th October 2018
Salary:
£111.00 p/w
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
If you dream of making a difference, start your apprenticeship here. With a positive caring approach you'll turn care into your career. Awareness of the moment is good, living in the moment is special, care is at the heart of all we do, come and join us... Why...
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Optical Assistant Apprenticeship - Specsavers
Closing Date:
24th September 2018
Salary:
£138.75 p/w
Location:
Sudbury, Suffolk
We’ve got the vision if you’ve got the drive! Become a qualified Optical Assistant in just 13 months – and get paid while you’re at it.
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Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing
Closing Date:
28th September 2018
Salary:
£148.00 p/w
Location:
Saxmundham, Suffolk
This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute.
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Apprentice Care Assistant
Closing Date:
4th October 2018
Salary:
£130.00 p/w
Location:
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Anchor are offering a fantastic opportunity to join our team as an Apprentice Care Assistant. If you have a caring nature, a natural interest in people and want to make a difference then this might be just the job for you!
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Apprentice Care Assistant
Closing Date:
28th September 2018
Salary:
£858.00 p/m
Location:
Cromer, Norfolk
Working within a team to ensure the smooth day to day running of the unit & deliver person centred care that respects the dignity of the individual & promotes independence and well being. Assist residents in social activities and hobbies. Have a clear understa...
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Apprentice Health Carer
Closing Date:
20th September 2018
Salary:
£111.00 p/w
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Are you a motivated, hard-working person who loves to deal with people of all different backgrounds? We are looking for an apprentice to provide care to clients in their own homes. Somebody who can be an organised, responsible member of the team. You will need...
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