Health and Social care is a popular industry for apprenticeships, with a record number of 40,000 applications for social care roles last year- double that of the year before. Hillingdon Training offer a wide range of apprenticeships to school and college leavers across London and the South East, and with many roles available in this sector we caught up with them to find out more.

Why are Health and Social care apprenticeships so popular at the moment?

The Health and Social Care sector is steadily expected to grow in size of employees, needing a minimum of 2 million workers by 2025, giving potential apprentices great potential for a career in a growing sector.

What are the different roles that I could be working in?

Care Assistant or Worker
Typically this involves working with people who are extremely sick, impaired in some way physically or mentally, or who are elderly and unable to fully take care of themselves.

Personal Assistant
this involves helping to provide clients with compassionate, considerate assistance with their hygiene, exercise, medication and communication. Personal care assistants are usually supervised by a registered nurse (RN) and may be assigned extra duties such as ordering medical supplies.

Support Worker - Supported Living
this involves helping clients who face a disability or a life-threatening disease or a social problem, such as inadequate housing, unemployment, or substance abuse.

Substance Misuse Workers
These roles involve assessing and treating individuals with mental illness or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

What do you have to do on a day to day basis?

Typical roles involve assisting and moving people who use the services, working both long shifts and irregular shift patterns as across the health and social care sectors provision of care has 500 page

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