Provide care and make a positive change to the most vulnerable

Healthcare is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK, dependent on the experts who provide care in hospitals, homes and surgeries. Without their commitment, dedication and professionalism, many lives would be much worse, and maybe even lost.

The complexity of the task at hand remains constant, from caring for people with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges, to carrying out mammography of women at risk of breast cancer.

The NHS and other service providers need highly skilled professionals to undertake these and a range of other tasks, at a time when people are living longer and health budgets are being squeezed. Apprenticeships in health and wellbeing reflect the need for professionals from the top down, with a particular emphasis on adult and child care and support, nursing, paramedic and ambulance services, and rehabilitation.

Expect no days to be the same as you work to make a positive change to the health and wellbeing of the vulnerable.

There are a range of apprenticeships on offer in this sector as it takes more than doctors to keep our health services running, you could be dispensing medicines, performing an eye test or working as a dental nurse.

Ambulance support workers are needed to transport individuals to and from specified treatment centres and other locations. Children, young people and families managers are also needed to build teams, manage resources and lead new approaches to working practices that deliver improved outcomes and put the child, young person or family at the centre of social care practice.

In medical settings, there’s a demand for diagnostic radiographers to provide excellent patient care by obtaining images of high diagnostic quality using a range of high-cost and complex imaging equipment.

The Apprenticeship Guide sector head

Adult care worker

Provide frontline care for vulnerable adults An adult care worker makes a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. As

Advanced clinical practitioner

Manage defined episodes of clinical care independently, providing care and treatment An advanced clinical practitioner manages defined episodes of clinical care independently, from beginning to end, providing care and treatment

Ambulance support worker

Respond to emergency, urgent and or/unscheduled care calls to provide care and clinical support As an ambulance support worker, you’ll transport individuals to and from specified treatment centres and other

Associate ambulance practitioner

Respond to 999 and urgent calls, and provide emergency care for people as part of an ambulance crew As an associate ambulance practitioner, your day-to-day duties will include, as part

Associate continuing healthcare practitioner

Provide packages of ongoing care that are arranged and funded solely by the NHS Associate continuing healthcare practitioners provide care for more than 60,000 people over the age of 18

Children, young people and families manager

Help children, young people and families aspire to do their best and achieve sustainable change As an apprentice management professional for children, young people and families, you’ll work toward being

Children, young people and families practitioner

Work to achieve positive and sustainable change in the lives of the people in their care You’ll work with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and

Clinical coder

Translate medical information from patient records in hospitals into alphanumeric codes Clinical coding is the process of translating medical information from patient records in hospitals, into alphanumeric codes. In this

Clinical dental technician

Provide complete dentures direct to patients or other dental services to the prescription of a dentist The clinical dental technician role fits between that of a dental technician and a

Dental nurse

Assist other dental health professionals, providing chair-side support and a high level of patient care The dental nurse role is designed to complement other professions. As an apprentice dental nurse,