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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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There are 105 GP practices in Norfolk and Waveney.

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Apprentice Occupational Therapist - Ipswich and East - Community based
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
20th May 2024
Salary:
£26,421 - £31,364
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Employer description Suffolk County Council is the administrative authority for the county of Suffolk, England. It is run by 75 elected county councillors representing 63 divisions. It is a member of the East of England Local Government Association. Main descr...
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Physiotherapy Apprentice
Closing Date:
26th May 2024
Salary:
£22,816 - £24,336 pa
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
This is an exciting opportunity, for a highly motivated individual seeking a pathway to a professional registration whilst earning a salary.
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Level 2 Nursery Practitioner - Spring Nursery RAF Honington
Closing Date:
30th May 2024
Salary:
£23,900
Location:
Hionington, Suffolk
Employer description Spring RAF Honington is a purpose built nursery set in lovely spacious green field outside of military base. We have 132 spaces including OOSC. We provide high good quality care for the individual child and our children explore and learn t...
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Level 3 Nursery Practitioner - Spring Nursery RAF Honington
Closing Date:
30th May 2024
Salary:
£24,300
Location:
Honington, Suffolk
Employer description Spring RAF Honington is a purpose built nursery set in lovely spacious green field outside of military base. We have 132 spaces including OOSC. We provide high good quality care for the individual child and our children explore and learn t...
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Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship - Framlingham Medical Practice
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
20th May 2024
Salary:
£ 13065 per year
Location:
Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Employer Description Framlingham Medical Practice is a rural practice with approximately 10,000 patients. We have a branch practice at Earl Soham which is 10 minutes away from the main Framlingham surgery. We are a dispensing GP practice and are subscribed to....
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Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship - Church Hill Surgery
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
17th May 2024
Salary:
£ 12480 per year
Location:
Pulham Market, Diss, Norfolk
Employer Description Church Hill Surgery is a small friendly rural practice in Pulham Market serving just under 4,500 patients. We have a busy dispensary and also provide a daily delivery service to patients who are unable to get to the surgery to collect thei...
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