About the Healthcare Industry

The largest employer in the healthcare sector by far is the NHS, employing over 1.6 million people in the UK.

The NHS deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours and with the UK population expected to increase to 71.04 million by 2020 this is likely to rise.

There are over 300 different job roles in the NHS from consultant doctors, nurses, midwives, radiographers, healthcare scientists through to non-clinical roles such as IT specialists, electricians, finance managers and engineers.

Norfolk is home to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the UK. The hospital is a teaching centre for nurses (adult and children's), midwives, doctors, therapists and operating department practitioners. It hosts the Norwich GP speciality training scheme.

For further information on how to get a job in the NHS, take a look at the NHS careers website or try the ‘Step into the NHS’ careers tool which will introduce you to over 60 careers requiring a variety of academic abilities.

The NHS is not the only employer in healthcare, a quarter of the healthcare workforce is employed in the private sector working for organisations such as Bupa, Care UK, BMI Healthcare and Spire Healthcare.

Careers in healthcare can be challenging but they can also be very rewarding. If you have empathy for others and a strong desire to help other people with their physical health, this industry could be the one for you.

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The NHS in England deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours.

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Care Support Worker - St Edmunds
Closing Date:
13th December 2018
Salary:
£8.28 per hour
Location:
Attleborough, Norfolk
St Edmunds is recruiting a Care Support Worker to work for 16 hours per week. St Edmunds is a charming care home in the popular South Norfolk town of Attleborough. The home provides residential care for up to 40 people and specialises in caring for residents....
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Care Support Worker - Beauchamp House
Closing Date:
23rd November 2018
Salary:
£8.28 per hour
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Beauchamp House is recruiting a Care Support Worker to work days for full time or part time hours. Beauchamp House is a lovely care home, situated in the peaceful countryside village of Chedgrave, only 20 minutes from Norwich City Centre. The home provides re...
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Supported living - Chesterton
Salary:
£8.23
Location:
Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
Learning Disability Support Worker – Chesterton You’ve tried the rest; now try the best – Voyage Care leading provider in care. Do you want to make a difference in yours and others lives – why not join us? We will offer you Competitive rate of pay.Employee...
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Support worker - Bramley avenue
Salary:
£8.23
Location:
Cambdridgeshire
Voyage Care Learning Disability Support Worker – Bramley avenue Are you bored of your current job? Do you want something more exciting? Are you someone who wants to make a difference in someone’s life? And do you want to make people with learning disabiliti...
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Support worker - Cambridge
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£8.23
Location:
Cambridge
If you are committed, caring, flexible, dynamic, and diverse and can bring a positive influence into other people’s lives, then you are the person we are looking for. Do you feel like you don’t have the relevant training? – we will train you! Not enough confid...
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Support worker - Wisbech
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£8.40/hr
Location:
Wisbech
Learning Disability Support Worker – Wisbech Are you what we are looking for? Are you: Positive minded? Someone who can think on their feet? Someone who enjoys a daily challenge? Someone who can think ‘outside of the box’? Passionate about helping others have....
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