Provide care and support to the most vulnerable

The health and wellbeing of society is 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.

There are a range of apprenticeships on offer in this sector. 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