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This section of the website is devoted to live Q&A sessions with our own advisers or external employers. We will promote the Live Q&A’s in advance and you can also access session archives below.

School of Health and Social Care

Are you a people person? Committed to your community? Social work savvy? Will you help bring new life into the world, or care for people in their twilight years? Will you be the face that brings someone comfort when they’re at their lowest? Or hope when they’re in crisis? Will you help families stay together, make life saving decisions, or a life changing difference? Whatever your passion or aspirations there are a number of resources available to help you choose which career you would like to pursue.

If you’re not sure what you’d like to do yet, the link below may help you to decide.

Options with Nursing

Options with Health and Social Care

You can see what careers other graduates who studied your degree entered by reading the Prospects ‘What Do Graduates Do?’ guide:

What Do Graduates Do?

Career Options

There are many roles that your Health and Social Care degree could lead to – here are just a few to help you start thinking about where your degree could take you.

Click here to see your career options:


Before starting your job search, it can be helpful to identify which industries you’re interested in. This will help you tailor and focus your job search.

Click here to see Health & Social Care employers:

  • the NHS
  • local authorities, including education departments and social services
  • schools and colleges
  • air ambulance services
  • community and school health education units
  • emergency helplines
  • general practices
  • health promotion
  • holiday companies
  • leisure cruise ships
  • nursing agencies
  • occupational health
  • overseas aid and development
  • prisons
  • private healthcare organisations
  • research, teaching and education
  • residential nursing homes
  • schools and universities
  • specialist units and hospices
  • the armed forces
  • voluntary organisations
  • social service departments of local authorities in England and Wales
  • social work departments in Scotland
  • health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland
  • primary care/health service trusts
  • GP practices
  • hospitals and hospices
  • children’s homes

Job Search

There are a large number of companies that graduates from the School of Health and Social Care can apply to, some large companies and some smaller regional companies. Some companies recruit through their own websites so it is helpful to start by highlighting some relevant companies that you may be interested in and search their career pages on their websites for their opportunities.

Click here for sites that will support you with finding roles:


Personal Development

There are many sites that can support you with your personal development at the start of your career and also during your career journey, look at their sites to see how you can develop professionally:

Graduate Scheme Options

A graduate scheme is a structured training programme run by an employer to develop future leaders of an organisation.  They are relevant for an individual interested in developing a range of experience across an organisation over a specialist route. Schemes can exist in a variety of industries with a high percentage of companies open to any degree discipline.  

Equality and Diversity Initiatives and Resources

Many employers and organisations advertise opportunities and initiatives to attract candidates from under-represented backgrounds and improve representation within their industry. NHS Inclusion  offers an insight into targeted initiatives and support available within industries related to your school.   

If you’d like more personalised advice on how to start thinking about your career in health and social care, you can always book a Careers Guidance session with one of our advisors for a one to one chat. 

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