Learning Opportunities

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 learning opportunities in Greater Manchester.

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

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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


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


primary care kickstart

The GM Primary Care Kickstart Programme provides employment opportunities for young people between 16-24 years old. Each young person is placed with a general practice and receives training for 6 months with the opportunity for full-time employment at the end of the placement.

Each young person receives a GM Primary Care Kickstart Passport which provides an ongoing record of the training that they have completed as part of the Kickstart Scheme.

Find out more about Primary Care Kickstart Programme