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What your career could look like in health and social care.

By katie-sill | 24 Sep 2019 | Category: Blog
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Social care industries career opportunities

With the NHS employing around 1.4 million people and other establishments in the social care industries providing over 1.6 million jobs, there are hundreds of different career opportunities available across the sector, and an apprenticeship in health and social care can offer you all of the tools you need to get into the industry.

Apprenticeships are increasingly available in Health and Social Care with a wide range of different courses easily accessible to you. There are many specialist careers available across the industry, with roles for Nurses, Social Workers, Dental Nurses, Administrators, Support Workers and more. All of these roles share the same aim; to help and support other people.

Pathways through a career in Health and Social Care are individually unique, as you may start on the same course as friends and peers but you may take a different direction, as your career progress is limitless.

The Health and Social Care industries offer great opportunities to apprentices – have you got what it takes to be part of this exciting future?

More so than any other sector, professionals in the Health and Social Care industry require certain skills and qualities to ensure they are able to adapt to often challenging situations and find the best solution.

A great healthcare professional will need excellent communication skills when it comes to both listening and speaking, as you will need to be able to follow directions, communicate with patients and their families and lend a sympathetic ear.

Organisation, reliability and flexibility will also be required as often healthcare professionals can often find themselves in complex situations that are often a matter of urgency. In addition to this, a proactive approach to any situation will enable the care provider to be in control and be able to respond to any sudden emergencies.

Above everything else, a healthcare professional must be determined to make a positive difference to someone’s life by offering them support. In return for their hard work and commitment, a care provider can expect a rewarding, varied and interesting job that provides them with enormous satisfaction.

Does a career in Health and Social Care sound suited to you?

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