Careers support

If you are looking to find out more about working in Health and Care at any stage in your career, there are many routes you can choose. Find out more about careers support in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Careers Hub

The GM Health and Social Care Careers Hub is an initiative aimed at improving the support and information available to people looking for careers across the health and social care sector.

Support roles

For more information, please email the GM Careers Hub team at

Become an ambassador

Staff talking to learners enthusiastically face-to-face is one of the best ways to show who we are as an organisation.

The hub provides opportunities to existing staff to act as ambassadors to young people looking for a job in health and social care.

By becoming an ambassador you could help make a difference and be the reason someone chooses a career in health and social care. You could also learn valuable new skills and demonstrate your commitment to your organisation and local community.

Gain valuable work experience

The hub works with a number of Health and Social Care organisations across Greater Manchester, including mental health trusts and hospital trusts.

As the largest employer in the North West, there are a wealth of opportunities to learn from and work with our partner organisations.

Find out what is available in your local area to develop your skills and gain valuable work experience relevant for a career in health and social care.

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Step Into Care

Step Into Care is an online adult social care recruitment programme, and the ultimate goal is to recruit talented and compassionate key workers in Greater Manchester.

The NHS Jobs page on GM Access provides a filterable feed showing jobs. Upon completing the six-week training programme and voluntary placement, you may be offered a temporary or permanent paid position.

Find out more about Step into Care

NHS Careers North West Website

Whatever your skills, qualifications or interests, there is a career for you in health and social care across the North West. We want to help you find the career of your choice within the NHS and Social Care. We are a team of responsive and knowledgeable professionals who develop events, projects and programmes to support the future workforce.

Find out more NHS Careers North West

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Creating careers: A Step ahead health and care programme

The programme is designed to help you build an online health & care portfolio of evidence including Health Proof certification which is recognised across the North West. This will give you vital knowledge, skills, and insight through in person and online activities relating to specific Health & Social Care experiences. 14+ & Free.

Find out more about A Step Ahead Health and Care Programme.

350 Careers. One NHS. Your Future

The national Health Careers website is available for all. It doesn’t matter whether you’re still in education, thinking about switching your career or already working in health, you’ll get the information you need. You’ll also find real-life stories and films of those already working in health.

See how the national Health Careers Website can help you.

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Skills For Care

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Find a role to suit what you want to do, who you want to work with and where you’d like to work.

Social care is about supporting people to maintain their independence, dignity and control. You could be supporting people working in a care home, in the local community or from someone’s home.

Find out more about Skills for Care


Health and Social Care apprenticeships aren’t quite like attending college or university. You’ll be studying, but you’ll also be working and getting paid! You will have responsibilities working as part of a team in a great organisation and you’ll develop new skills. Your team will be there to support you as you continue to learn and grow.

Apprenticeships provide routes into many Health and Social Care careers and are an excellent opportunity to not only earn and gain experience, but also achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time.

Find out more about apprenticeships

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T Levels

T Levels are nationally-recognised qualification for 16 to 19-year-olds which take 2 years to complete. Leading businesses and employers helped design T Levels to give you the knowledge and skills you need. They’re roughly equal to 3 A levels

Find out more about T Levels


Volunteering is a good way to get first hand experience of working in the NHS which can be beneficial when applying for jobs.

Volunteers work in many areas of NHS services, performing a wide range of different roles. From guiding people around a hospital, to visiting elderly patients in their home, NHS volunteers help to enhance the services we provide and improve the experience and wellbeing of patients and visitors.

Find out more about volunteering

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