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Health and Social Care

People who work in Health, Public Services and Care go home at the end of the week with more than just a pay packet. Their work helps other people and makes our society a better place.

Apprenticeships could lead into a range of careers in health: dispensing medicines in a pharmacy, working as a dental nurse, giving eye tests, and many more.

Looking after people in hospital isn’t the only type of care. Many disabled people and older people, for example, need support in their own home or in the community; this is known as social care.

Health and social care are just two examples of the many public services that keep society together. Apprenticeships in this sector could also lead into different careers including:
providing security at sporting events, housing the homeless, youth work or even working as a firefighter. As such a large sector, the skills and working environment may vary.

Technical and scientific knowledge is important in some areas, if you were to work as a pharmacist for example. In social care or youth work, by contrast, your people skills are all-important.