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You have so many special skills and professional talents that make you who you are. And it’s those skills and talents that lead you on your journey to success. But there’s something that could make you even more amazing… Combining your professional power with other talented people, to create a stronger partnership.

News & Events

There are always opportunities to get involved in our organisations! Find out about our recent and upcoming events here.

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Career Development & Pathways

There are over 350 different career possibilities within the Health and Social Care sectors, from Photography and Accountancy, to working clinically in roles such as Phlebotomy and Elderly Care.

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Do you want to earn and learn at the same time? Get involved by applying for an apprenticeship in any of the organisations in Bay Health & Care Partners!

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Work Experience

Work Experience within the NHS offers an excellent opportunity to gain an insight into the wide range of Healthcare Professions. There are around 350 different careers in the NHS, so why not come and find out which career suits you?

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Undergraduate Medical & Dental Education

UHMBT provides one of the main NHS settings for students from Lancaster Medical School.

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Postgraduate Medical & Dental Education

Postgraduate medical education is the continuation of training of all junior doctors including Foundation and Specialty Trainees for Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry.

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Where can I find Health and Social Care job vacancies in England and Wales?

All organisations delivering NHS services in England and Wales advertise their vacancies on the NHS Jobs website.  Job vacancies in public care providers are advertised on county council websites such as Lancashire County Council and Cumbria County Council.  Job vacancies in private care providers are advertised on their own individual websites.

Vacancies in Scotland and Northern Ireland are advertised on other websites.

Which role is right for me?

There are over 350 different career possibilities within the Health and Care sectors, from Photography and Accountancy, to working clinically in roles such as Phlebotomy and Elderly Care.  Have a look at to see which might suit you best.

Do I have to go to university to get a job in the Health and Social Care sectors?

No – not necessarily.  Around 50% of the our workforce has a University or other professional qualification, but there are lots of opportunities for staff without these qualifications, especially in the wider Healthcare team.

You could also look at Apprenticeships as a way in to the Health and Care sectors.  Within Cumbria and North Lancashire, there are hundreds of different Apprenticeship opportunities.  Find out more information in our Apprenticeships section.

Am I too old to join the Health and Care sectors?

There is no upper age limit to join the Health and Social Care sectors. Indeed, maturity and life experience can be an asset for many roles.  If the career you are considering requires University training, then you should discuss any concerns that you might have about your suitability with the Universities directly. You might consider attending some University Open Days or contacting University Admissions Offices before making a formal application. You can use our coursefinder to get a list of Universities which are approved to run courses for a number of clinical careers.

Do healthcare organisations provide financial support to students going through University courses?

The NHS currently provides financial support to eligible students on approved pre-registration courses in Nursing, Midwifery, most of the Allied Health Professions, Dental Hygiene, Dental Nursing, Medicine and Dentistry. The type of support varies, depending on the career and the course.

There is not funding available to provide financial support to all students looking to join other careers in the Health and Social Care sectors.

How much can I earn in the Health and Care sectors?

It depends on the type and level of job that you are working in. Doctors, Dentists and Senior Managers have their own pay systems, other staff in the NHS are paid under the Agenda for Change pay system, while staff in different Social Care organisations are paid differently according to their role and the organisation in which they work.

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