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Health, Social Care and Nursing Apprenticeships

Social care is an important sector in the UK. The average healthy life expectancy in Britain is around 65 years. Of course, many people live well beyond that age but can only do so with help from other people.

The idea behind social care is to help the elderly and the disabled to lead independent lives. There is a great demand for qualified social care workers in Britain. As such, it's an industry where skilled people will always find a job.

Another such example is nursing. There are many different types of nursing careers one can embark on. Examples include ward nurses at hospitals through to palliative care. Do you enjoy helping other people? And do you want a rewarding career? If the answer is yes, you should consider a social care or nursing apprenticeship.

Social Care Apprenticeships

As a social care apprentice, you'll get to work with a range of people from all walks of life. Depending on your employer, you could work with the elderly and the disabled. You may even have the opportunity to care for vulnerable people.

Social care is a challenging yet rewarding career choice. It's a path that thousands of people follow each year. One of the selling points of social care is that no two days are ever the same.

As a social care apprentice, some of the things you may do each day include:

●Helping people with a particular need enjoy an independent life;

●Transporting them to and from a residential home;

●Taking them out shopping or on excursions to local or regional areas.

In general, the goal of a social care apprentice is to help those at a disadvantage lead a better life. Your employer will teach you how to handle all kinds of situations that you may face during your work. Once you complete your apprenticeship, you could go on to become a:

●Healthcare Support Worker;

●Care Assistant;

●Substance Misuse Worker.

Nursing Apprenticeships

The role of a nurse can be a challenging and demanding one at the best of time. But, it's also one of the most rewarding and fulfilling jobs out there. You could work in a hospital, hospice or private clinic as part of your work.

If you're keen to forge a career in nursing, an apprenticeship is a great way to learn and gain experience. The brilliant thing about a nurse apprenticeship is that they offer structured training. What's more, they also lead to recognised qualifications.

There are no set entry requirements for becoming a nursing apprentice. All you need are some good GCSE grades from school. There are many different nursing apprenticeships on offer. Here are some typical examples:

●Clinical Healthcare Support;

●Dental Nursing;

●Emergency Care Assistance;

●Paramedic;

●Maternity and Paediatric Support.

When you embark on a nursing apprenticeship, you can follow many different pathways. For instance, you could build a career working for the NHS. Or you may wish to work for private organisations.

Nursing apprenticeships teach you valuable skills, many of which can get applied elsewhere.

Whether you are looking for an apprenticeship in London, Oxfordshire, The West Midlands, Birmingham, Yorkshire or the rest of England, a career in nursing, health and social care  could be both rewarding and challenging for the right individuals.

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