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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?
In Essex, East Suffolk and West Suffolk there are 177 dental practices, 81 pharmacies and 104 GP practices.

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Career Pathways
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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner : St Marys Playgroup
Closing Date:
25th January 2019
Salary:
£148.00 p/w
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk
To work as an effective member of the setting team in the provision of high quality inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the setting. To work with colleagues to provide a safe, welcoming, purposeful, stimulating and encouraging...
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Intermediate Apprentice in Childcare : Little Mice 2 Day Nursery
Closing Date:
31st January 2019
Salary:
£138.75 p/w
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Childcare Apprentice required to work in a busy friendly nursery.
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Care Assistant Apprentice : CARE UK COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS LTD
Closing Date:
4th February 2019
Salary:
£258.39 p/w
Location:
Eye, Suffolk
Are you a compassionate and caring individual with a can-do attitude? Care UK have a fantastic opportunity for a Care Assistant Apprentice.
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Home Care Worker
Closing Date:
21st January 2019
Salary:
£8.30 per hour + Paid Travel Time & Mileage
Location:
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Are you looking for opportunities to make a difference to someone’s life? Would you be interested in a rewarding career in care? Want to be part of a committed team that deliver excellent care in the local community? If so, Hales Care would love to hear from y...
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Home Care Worker
Closing Date:
21st January 2019
Salary:
£8.30 per hour + Paid Travel Time & Mileage
Location:
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Are you looking for opportunities to make a difference to someone’s life? Would you be interested in a rewarding career in care? Want to be part of a committed team that deliver excellent care in the local community ? If so, Hales Care would love to hear from....
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