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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Apprentice Dental Nurse : Fair Green
Closing Date:
28th July 2019
Salary:
£156.00 p/w
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
Small NHS dental practice but very busy and family owned. The Apprentice is to learn all aspects of nursing and reception.
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Current Apprenticeship Vacancies
Location:
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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Apprentice Dental Nurse : Denteam
Closing Date:
25th July 2019
Salary:
£117.00 p.w
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our friendly and busy dental practice. We are a dental practice with a well-established and friendly team. We would love you to join us as an Apprentice Dental Nurse.
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Apprentice Dental Nurse : John Charles Holmes
Closing Date:
22nd July 2019
Salary:
£117.00 p/w
Location:
Swaffham, Norfolk
We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice dental nurse to join our friendly and busy dental practice. We are a dental practice with a well established and friendly team. We would love you to join us as an apprentice dental nurse.
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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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