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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Apprentice Dental Nurse : Haver Hill Dental Centre
Closing Date:
23rd September 2019
Salary:
To be agreed upon appointment
Location:
Haverhill, Suffolk
Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to Practice Clinicians. The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as reception, dealing with patient queries, answering the phone, taking payments and booking appointments.
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NNUH Skills Academy
Closing Date:
27th September 2019
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
The broad programme offers 1 day per month work experience for aspiring nurses, made up of half day teaching and half day placement in clinical setting. Aimed at Year 12 students.
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Current Apprenticeships with Poultec
Poultec delivers Apprenticeships in over 20 subject areas, spanning a number industries and employers throughout the UK.
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Hales Heroes June Draw Winner
Congratulations to each and every Care Worker who qualified for the Hales Heroes Monthly Draw. The winner for the month of June is Alan Young. Congratulations on winning £1,000! Kirsten Brooks, Hales Care Branch Manager, commented “We are absolutely thrilled t...
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Current Apprenticeship Vacancies
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Norwich (Area) + Dereham, Great Yarmouth, Holt, Attleborough, Diss, Norfolk
Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities and allow you to get a qualification and earn money at the same time.
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Adult social care: Got what it takes?
Whether you're studying Health and Social Care or doing something completely different, a career in adult social care will give you more opportunities and satisfaction than you might think.
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