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
With an ageing population, at least another one million workers will be required in adult social care by 2025. Skills in the care professions are in short supply, and it’s one of the fastest growing industries in the UK.
Working in care is about providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives.
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. You could be supporting someone with a physical disability, autism, dementia or a mental health condition. You could be working in a care home, out in your local community, in a hospital, or even from someone’s home.
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.