Working in Health and Social Care provides people with more than just a salary at the end of the month – jobs in this sector are very rewarding and people working in this industry know that their work has helped others.
There is a wide choice of jobs and services which go into keeping our health service running, so jobs in Health and Social Care could lead to a range of careers in the NHS or private sector; for example working as a dental nurse, dispensing medicines in a pharmacy, working as a healthcare assistant, giving people eye tests and many more. Looking after people in a hospital, dentists or opticians is not the only type of care you can provide, there are many people living in our society who need support in their home or in the community. This sector is so broad and can also cover areas such as working with children and young people.
Working closely with hospitals, NHS Trusts, local authorities and private businesses across the adult social care and healthcare industries, Wirral Met College has built a reputation for high quality education and training that makes a difference.
Students at the college progress onto a variety of different career routes and many progress onto further study at university. Rosie Jones, for example, studied an Access to Higher Education course at Wirral Met and is now studying at the University of Chester. She is hoping to start a career as a registered midwife once she has graduated.
There are many routes which can lead to university or employment and apprenticeships are a great alternative. Wirral Met College works with many different employers across a variety of different industries to offer apprenticeships. The Health and Social Care sector is so broad, apprenticeships can cover areas such as working caring for disabled or older people, working in NHS and health care or even working with children and young people. Apprenticeships are a great way to gain real work experience and a qualification all at the same time. For more information visit wmc.ac.uk.
For more information on any of the health and social care study programmes at Wirral Met College, call 0151 551 7777. Apply online now for a course starting in September 2016.