You might wonder what jobs you explore in health & social care. Well, there are many roles..over 350 in fact! Some people become nurses, doctors, or specialists who help with important tests and treatments. Others might work at the front desk, making sure everything runs smoothly, or they could be experts in computer systems, food, buildings, or plumbing to keep everything working well.

So, there are lots of exciting options to explore!

Interested in taking the NHS personality test? Based on your answers, this will tell you what careers which might be suited to you.

Health & Social Care careers & further education are provided by different organisations. In Gloucestershire, there are several organisations you can consider:

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust provides joined-up mental health, physical health and learning disability services to people of all ages.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute hospital services from two large district general hospitals, Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH) and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH). Other community services are also provided.

Gloucestershire Managed Services

Gloucestershire Managed Services provide essential facilities management services, such as Catering, Cleaning, Building Maintenance to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire County Council are responsible for a large number of services, including education, social care and transport.

Primary Care Training Hub

Primary care networks are made up of a group of GP practices working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local area.

University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire offers a range of health & social care courses to achieve your career aspirations, including undergraduate courses in over 15 specialisms and degree apprenticeships with local health & care organisations.

These organisations may offer apprenticeship opportunities once you turn 16 years of age.

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

There are many apprenticeships in lots of industries, One Gloucestershire offer careers and apprenticeships in health and social care. There are many ways to get started in health and care. There are some roles that you can apply for where you do not have to have previous experience or qualifications, while others may require you to complete an apprenticeship or a degree.

As an apprentice you will:

  • be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay
  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills and a qualification
  • get time for training and study related to your role (at least 6hrs of your normal working hours)

Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.

Here are some examples of apprenticeships in the NHS and Social Care:

In One Gloucestershire alone, there are over 50 different apprenticeships available! This list is just a start.

  • Customer Service Practitioner
  • Healthcare Support Worker
  • Business & Administration
  • Early Years Educator
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Hospitality Team Member
  • Production Chef
  • Property Maintenance Operative
  • IT Solutions Technician
  • Dental Nurse
  • HR (Human Resources) Support
  • Paralegal
  • Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Medical Administrator

There are lots of different ways to get work experience in health and social care. Some might be more useful or only available at certain points in your education or career. For more information about the work experience opportunities in Gloucestershire visit: