Finding the right job for you
Here you can find information about careers within health and social care locally, including:
- Health and social care vacancies across Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire
- Details of the 350 different careers in health and social care
- How to get support with your application and/or interview
- Locating a work experience placement
- Planning your career journey
- Finding career events being delivered by local health and social care organisations
Health and Social Care organisations across Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are always looking for great new employees to support the health and wellbeing of our local communities. You do not always need prior experience, a degree or exceptional qualifications to get started. In many cases, the hiring organisation will provide all the training you need and even pay for additional qualifications you might need. This could include funding of Level 7 apprenticeships.Sign up to receive the Learning Academy monthly newsletter Find an employer
These are a great way to start your career in health and social care. They provide you with the opportunity to gain internationally renowned qualifications for free (no student loan needed), to earn a wage and gain significant experience.
Apprenticeships are also a great way to progress once you are employed by a health and social care organisation. Did you know that you can now become a Registered Nurse through an apprenticeship programme? Soon you will be able to apply for a Doctor apprenticeship too.
Nearly 1,000 people are currently completing an apprenticeship in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire region.Discover different apprentice pathways using this Skills for Health tool Find out more about Apprenticeships via the Institute for Apprenticeships Advice about apprenticeships from the Government Search for a local apprenticeship on GOV.UK
Technical Levels (known as T Levels)
We are currently working with three local colleges to deliver health-related T Level programmes, including the T Level Health Supporting with the Adult Nursing Team. The T Level in Health has been co-designed by local colleges and healthcare providers to ensure young people leave with the skills, knowledge and experience to progress into a career pathway of their choice (Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy etc). To find out more about the different T Level programmes available please contact your local college.Health T Level at Weston College T Levels at City of Bristol College T Levels at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College Read more information about T Levels
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Find out more about local health and care organisations and the roles they currently have on offer.
Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists recruitment pilot
We are always looking for ways to work together as the Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System. A pilot project that ran in Spring 2023, tried out a new recruitment method. University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, and Sirona care & health collaborated on the recruitment of newly qualified Band 5 Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.
The Pilot was a great success and the phase two is underway. The organisations are planning the next recruitment event, planned for April 2024. Check back in to keep an eye on updates.
List of local health and care employersNorth Bristol NHS Trust University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Sirona care & health OneCare NHS jobs BrisDoc Adult social care Proud to Care Bristol Brunelcare Milestones Trust St Monica Trust Access Your Care
We work closely with the Prince’s Trust to support 16 to 30 year olds to join the health and social care workforce. If you would like some support with your application, interview, or overcoming any difficulties you face in finding employment please email us with your name, email address, telephone number and a brief description of the support you require.
We support a significant number of people to gain further experience and support every year. If you feel that you would benefit from pre-employment support and work experience, either through a Traineeship or Sector Based Work Academy please contact us.
If you are over the age of 16 and would like to consider a work experience placement in a health and social care organisation, please complete our online application form attached to register your interest. The appropriate organisation will then get in touch with you.
If you are under the age of 16 and would like a work experience placement within a health and care organisation, please speak with your school’s work experience lead.