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.

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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Optical Assistant Apprenticeship - EAST DEREHAM
Closing Date:
14th August 2020
Salary:
c. £168.75 per week
Location:
Dereham, Norfolk
Apprenticeship scheme gives people of all ages the chance to boost their existing skillset and kickstart an exciting new career as part of a forward-thinking business, all whilst earning a full-time wage.
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Cancer Admin Clerk (Ipswich Hospital)
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Closing Date:
2nd August 2020
Salary:
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
We are looking for a vibrant, confident person to join the team to help deliver a high quality service in the MDT Team at Ipswich Hospital.  We need key staff, with excellent communication skills and attention to detail, to work here.  You must have basic key...
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Apprentice Dental Nurse -Brandon Dental Practice
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
2nd August 2020
Salary:
£262 per week
Location:
Brandon, Suffolk
About the employerBrandon Dental Care offer a wide range of routine, cosmetic, restorative and emergency dentistry for both private and NHS patients. Apprenticeship summaryWeekly wage £262.50Working week Mo...
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Voluntary Norfolk - Volunteering Information (Coronavirus pandemic)
Closing Date:
31st December 2020
Location:
Norfolk - Wide
Voluntary Norfolk is collecting information from organisations and groups across Norfolk that are looking for volunteers to help with the response to the Covid-19 virus. There is a particular need for volunteers with the skills and knowledge that would enable...
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Dental Nursing Apprentice - Guildhall Dental
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Closing Date:
24th July 2020
Salary:
£190.50 per week
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
About the employer Guildhall Dental are a large dental practice with 10 surgeries. They offer specialities in Orthodontics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery. They have an experienced dental team, excellent working environment, central sterilising. Apprenticeship summ...
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Apprenticeship In Dental Nursing : Christchurch Dental Practice
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
27th July 2020
Salary:
£145.25 p/w
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
This dental practice is looking to recruit a dental nursing apprentice. As part of this role you will be required to study towards the Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship with Colchester Institute, attending college one day per week.
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