Routes into a growth job sector
Health and social care jobs are growing.
In a pandemic there are many jobs in this sector that are in great demand also, Brexit, means that less people from the EU can come and do these jobs, so the UK needs to build its health and social care workforce from within the UK, where possible.
Unlike many sectors that are perhaps losing workers or in decline, the health care field is growing rapidly and arguably more than any other sector. Dozens of health careers have good or excellent job prospects, meaning finding a job is easier. A career in health and social care offers long-term employment prospects, with opportunity for promotion and progression as well as job security.
Adult social care is one of the few sectors where jobs are increasing, offering significant numbers of long-term career opportunities in the current job market. There’s an estimated 1.49 million people working in social care, and by 2035 we’ll need to fill around 580,000 more jobs.
The NHS offers its staff many opportunities to train and develop. Many jobs in the NHS, such as paramedic, are competitive. The advice is, get a job in the NHS and look for the opportunities from within. That is the best way to get into some roles.
There are lots of jobs in this sector that are predicted to grow.
Example jobs predicted to grow in Health and Social Care
Ambulance Care Assistant
Patient Advice and Liaison Officer
Health Play Specialist
What you can do to get yourself ready for a course or job in this sector
- Explore a job of interest in the Jobs area of Lifepilot and see what the entry requirement are and where in the country the jobs are.
- Do the Higher Skills Map and see what skills you have already so you can sell these on application and at interviews.
- Explore the Lifepilot course and apprenticeship search and find out what is available near you.
- Find out how to brush up on your English and maths
Examples of the Apprenticeships available in Health and Social Care (you still have to find a vacancy)
Examples of College Courses in the SW and SE in Health and Social Care
Level 3 Sport massage – Cornwall College
Examples of Degree Level Courses
Level 6 Nursing (adult) - UWE