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

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Apprentice Medical Receptionist
Closing Date:
31st May 2019
Salary:
£144.30 per week
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
The Trinity and Bowthorpe Medical Practice are looking for an apprentice to join their current reception/admin team. The role will include working on reception and speaking face to face with patients and visitors along with working in the back office, answerin...
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Nurse Associate Apprentice
Closing Date:
26th May 2019
Salary:
£18,813.00
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
This is a developmental role for 2 years. The Apprentice will work towards progression into the post of Nursing Associate through successful completion of the Nursing Associate training programme which includes the attainment of a level 5 Foundation Degree equ...
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Trainee Optical Assistant - Specsavers (Sheringham)
Location:
Sheringham, Norfolk
Join our team as an Optical Assistant, and you’ll discover why at Specsavers, we pride ourselves on providing the foundation for exciting, long-term careers.
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Support Worker - Yaxley House Residential Home
Closing Date:
20th May 2019
Salary:
Up to £8.40 per hour + £500 Welcome Bonus
Location:
Eye, Suffolk
Spring into a new career at Kingsley Healthcare! Join us and help us change lives. Kingsley Healthcare is a family owned national care home operator rated as one of the top 20 large groups by carehome.co.uk. We are one of the fastest growing healthcare compani...
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Support Worker - The Depperhaugh Nursing Home
Closing Date:
20th May 2019
Salary:
Up to £8.50 per hour + £500 Welcome Bonus
Location:
Eye, Suffolk
Spring into a new career with Kingsley Healthcare! Join us and help us change lives. Kingsley Healthcare is a family owned national care home operator rated as one of the top 20 large groups by carehome.co.uk. We are one of the fastest growing healthcare compa...
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