Welcome to your one stop shop for all things careers within health and Social Care. Through this page you will be able to access:
- Health and social care vacancies from across the Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire region
- Find out detailed information about the 350 different careers within health and social care
- Access additional support with your application and/or interview
- Locate a work experience placement
- Plan your career journey
- Discover career events and activities that are being delivered by health and social care organisations across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire region
Health and Social Care organisations across Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are always looking for new employees to support the health and wellbeing of your local community. You will not always need prior experience, a degree, or exceptional qualifications. In most cases, the organisation will provide all the training you require and pay for any additional qualifications you may require, this could include the funding of a level 7 apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships are a great way to start your career within health and social care. They provide you with the opportunity to gain internationally renowned qualifications for free (no student loan), 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.
Nearly 1000 employees are currently completing an apprenticeship within the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire region.
To identify how you can use apprenticeships to progress into different careers and job roles please use this amazing web page. It will show you how you can progress from a Health Care Support worker all the way to being a Registered Nurse with Advanced Skills. Visit the pathways tool by clicking here.
To find out more about apprenticeships in general, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and the HM Government Apprenticeships page.
To find an apprenticeship within health and social care that is local to you, search on the the HM Government site by clicking here.
We are currently working with the 3 local colleges to delivery Health related T-level programmes, including the T-level Health Supporting with the Adult Nursing Team. The T-levels in Health has been co-designed by the local colleges and health care 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 within the Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire region please speak to your local college.
Click on the images for more information about local college T-Level.
Explore a career in health and care
To find out more about the 350 different careers within health and social care visit Health Careers. With a wealth of information on all 350 careers this is a great place to start your journey.
If you are under the age of 14, Step into the NHS is a great place to start looking at the wonderful careers within Health and social care. You can take a quiz to find a career that meets your aspirations and skills.
Think Care Careers is a great website that helps you discover the amazing careers available within social care.
Vacancies in local health and care organisations
Look here for current vacancies and information about local health and care organisations in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.
North Bristol NHS Trust
North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest healthcare trusts in the South West of England, providing hospital and community healthcare to people living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
More than 12,000 staff deliver healthcare across a range of settings including Southmead Hospital, Cossham Hospital, Bristol Centre for Enablement and within the local community of Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is the newly merged Trust comprising University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust.
Bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, the new Trust delivers more than 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites serving a core population of more than 500,000 people.
With services from the neonatal intensive care unit to care of the elderly, they provide care to the people of Bristol, Weston and the south west from the very beginning of life to its later stages.
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is the lead provider of healthcare for people with serious mental illness, learning disabilities and autism across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, and Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
There are more than 4,000 dedicated members of staff delivering services across more than 90 locations, covering a region of 2,200 miles. AWP has approximately 150 teams and our services support a population of around 1.8 million people.
Sirona Care & Health
Sirona care & health is a not-for-profit social enterprise, funded by the NHS and local authorities. From clinical teams to corporate services, everyone has an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of the adults and children who are supported across the local communities in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Proud to Care Bristol
A great place to start your search for an exciting job within Social Care. Visit Proud to Care’s careers page by clicking here.
A great place to start your search for an exciting job within Social Care. Search for local care roles by clicking here.
Brunelcare is an award-winning Bristol-based charity providing high-quality housing, care and support for older people in the Sout West. Founded during the Bristol Blitz in 1941, Brunel Care have been supporting people to make the most of every moment for over 80 years.
As a charity, they support over 2,000 customers across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Somerset, providing care in people’s own homes, specialist care homes, and reablement facilities, with recognition for their expertise in caring for people living with dementia. Housing is provided by 1,000 properties, across 33 sites, three extra care housing sites and a retirement village.
Milestones Trust is a charitable Trust that supports individuals within the community who present with learning disabilities, mental health needs and complex behavioural needs. Learn more about working for Milestones Trust on their recruitment pages here.
St Monica Trust
St Monica Trust deliver care and well-being in five retirement villages in and around the Bristol area. The fifth, The Chocolate Quarter, recently opened in Keynsham – on the site of the old Cadbury chocolate factory! Each of these villages is there to offer high quality care and support for older people in various stages of their life. The villages have things like shops, a gym, a hairdresser, restaurants… everything to give our residents a real feeling of freedom and a good quality of life.
One Care is the GP federation that represents and supports practices in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). Established in 2014, they have 76 member practices across the area who provide healthcare for around 1 million patients.
One Care supports their practices with many different aspects of running their businesses. This includes areas like finance, business intelligence and IT. They also support practices to work at scale, holding contracts on their behalf as required and offering relevant expertise.
NHS Jobs is the go-to site for searching healthcare vacancies. Please visit here for all vacancies related to NHS organisations.
BrisDoc Healthcare Services
BrisDoc are a proud provider of NHS Healthcare who have been passionately delivering ‘patient care, by people who care’ for over 20 years. They run an exciting range of Primary Care Services including the Urgent Care Service for BNSSG, a number of GP Practices and Bristol’s Homeless Health Service. This enables BrisDoc to offer excellent healthcare 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to over 1 million patients across Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire.
If you would like to find out about upcoming events and how we can support you to find out more about the amazing career paths within health and social care please complete this form.
Support with applications and interviews
We are working closely with the Princes Trust in order to support 16 to 30 year-olds to enter our health and social care workforce. If you feel you would like some support with your application, interview, over coming any difficulties you may face in finding employment please complete the form below with your name, email address, telephone number, and a brief description of the support you require.
Book on to a pre-employment programme
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 a some work experience, either through a Traineeship or Sector Based Work Academy, please use the enquiry form to connect with us.
Over 16s work experience application form
If you are over the age of 16 and would like a work experience placement within a health and social care organisation, please utilise the application form to register your interest. The appropriate organisation will then be in touch to support your application. Complete the over 16s work experience application form.
Under 16s work experience
If you are under the age of 16 and would like a work experience placement within an health and care organisation, please speak to your schools work experience lead.