Working in health and social care is both varied and rewarding. From childcare, to caring for the disabled, elderly and vulnerable, there will always be a need for people in care roles to maintain the wellbeing of society. Read more
Jackie Simpson currently works as a ward leader at King’s Mill Hospital - looking after patients with dementia and/or delirium.
A love for her job and a long list of qualifications and practice has helped Jackie to enjoy a rewarding career in health and social care. Hear more about what it takes to become a ward sister, what the job entails, and the development opportunities for people looking to get into this profession.
Careers in health and social care are vast. You could find yourself working in a hospital setting, care home, or making house calls to those who need it.
Care roles can involve looking after those with physical disabilities or mental health issues. The job will be challenging, and you’ll need to be level-headed and able to cope well under pressure.
Working in health and social care may mean working long and unsociable hours, but the rewards outweigh the challenges.
People will always need to be looked after, so you can expect a career with longevity. As a health and social care student you’ll be primarily based at our Derby Road campus, but work placements will feature heavily on your course. This allows you to get a feel of what working in a real life health and social care environment will entail.
Courses in health and social care can lead on to further study at university-level, apprenticeships and employment.