A career in health gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. Whether you’re on the front line dealing directly with patients, conducting essential research or working in an administrative role you’ll have a valuable contribution to make.
Do you enjoy working with people from a wide range of backgrounds? Do you have patience, sensitivity and a desire to help others? As a healthcare assistant you’ll help to look after patients in hospitals or their own homes, carrying out essential duties to ensure they’re safe and comfortable.
Emergency Care Assistant
If you cope well under pressure then a career in emergency care might be perfect for you. Working alongside qualified paramedics as part of an ambulance service team you’ll respond to emergency calls, drive emergency vehicles and assist with moving and treating patients at the scene.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Step into the dental industry as a trainee to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you’ll need to begin a rewarding career. With a calm approach and great practical skills you’ll assist the dentist or hygienist in caring for patients, sterilising equipment and recording information.
Medical Records Clerk
If you have great IT and administrative skills you’ll be well suited to this role. You’ll be responsible for creating, checking and updating patient records, and for transferring paper records onto computer systems.
With a higher level apprenticeship you can progress into an Assistant Practitioner role – working alongside doctors, nurses, radiographers and other health professionals you’ll deliver elements of health and social care and undertake some clinical work.
If you have an interest in diet and nutrition - along with a positive attitude and the ability to motivate others to make healthy food choices – then why not consider beginning your career as a Dietetic Assistant? You’ll work alongside registered Dieticians, in hospitals, clinics and in the community.