What could my future job look like?
Here are some examples of the tasks that you may be carrying out:
- Care escort: help transport elderly or vulnerable patients in a safe manner
- Phlebotomist: collect patients' samples (blood, urine, etc.) and send these securely to the lab, so they can be tested
- Residential care manager: manage a care home offering services to its residents, including staff training, compliance with standards, budget management and monitoring processes to ensure a consistent experience for residents
- Speech therapist: diagnose and treat speech and language disorders affecting a wide range of customers
The health and social care industry
We offer a choice of two pathways: clinical or social care. Both have significant industry placements in local clinical or social care settings with our network of partners.
The demand for trained care professionals across the UK is enormous, and the opportunity to walk straight into a wellpaid job on completion of your studies with us is extremely high.
In clinical roles, you could be working in local GP surgeries, pharmacies or hospitals. In social care roles, however, you may be working in your local community, from someone’s home or in care homes, among other places. There are lots of different roles in health and social care depending on what you want to do, who you want to work with, and where you would like to work.
Search our health and social care programmes
We work in close partnership with the NHS in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, the local authorities, care providers and day care centres, as well as charities such as RESPONSE, which specialises in mental health provision. RESPONSE will be creating work placements, delivering mental health awareness training and providing career opportunities to students when they qualify.