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Working in the health or social care sector can be extremely rewarding. Health care can include caring for patients in a hospital, dentist, opticians, pharmacy and in people’s homes but there are also support roles which are essential to the day-to-day running of the health service.

Social care involves looking after people in different locations such as residential care or in their own home. There are opportunities to work with people with learning disabilities, physical abilities, mental health, and elderly people.

Take a look at the various links and job roles below to see what could be in store for you. 

  • Health and social care is one of the largest employment sectors across Norfolk and Suffolk with over 103,000 jobs
  • Adult social care is growing and the number of social care jobs will increase by 350,000 by 2020
  • There are around 150,000 full-time equivalent doctors, and over 300,000 nurses in the NHS

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Biology • Maths • Sociology • Science • English • ICT• Psychology • Physics • Chemistry

Job Ideas for this Industry

CounsellorCare Worker Paramedic  Youth WorkerArt therapist • Midwife • Physiotherapist Nurse • Hematologist • Biomedical Scientist Occupational Therapist (For more, check out the Job Areas below)

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Did You Know?
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH)
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Kingsley Healthcare
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Latest local Kickstart vacancies
Check out the latest Kickstart Scheme opportunities from Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire.
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Mechanical Assembler
Closing Date:
28th February 2022
Salary:
£20,000
Location:
Felixstowe
As a Mechanical Assembler, you will be responsible for connecting parts into more complex components and ensuring all parts are fitted correctly and suitable for the final product.
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Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) - Norfolk and Waveney Mind
Closing Date:
19th December 2021
Salary:
£22,584 to rising to £25,654 once qualified per annum
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Employer description Norfolk and Waveney Mind are the mental health charity that believes no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We are seeking a number of well-motivated individuals to join us as Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner...
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Apprentice Healthcare Assistant
Closing Date:
3rd January 2022
Salary:
£161.25 per week
Location:
Norfolk
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and well-motivated people to multiple Apprentice Healthcare Assistant positions across Norfolk studying towards a nationally recognised Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship at Level 2 for a 14 month fixed term post. T...
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‘Is This OK?’ - Free, confidential and anonymous, gateway for 13-18 year olds at risk of or experiencing, sexual or criminal exploitation and abuse
‘Is This OK?’ is a free, confidential and anonymous, digital gateway for young people aged between 13-18 at risk of, or currently experiencing, sexual or criminal exploitation and/or abuse.
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NCH&C NHS Trust Podiatry Degree Apprenticeship Webinar - Tuesday 7 December, 5-6pm
Event Date:
7th December 2021
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust are running a webinar on Tuesday 7th December, 5-6pm for our upcoming Podiatry Degree Apprenticeship starting in September 2022! This opportunity is ideal for students leaving college and/or sixth form at the end of....
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