Health and Care

Berkshire is home to a long-established health and care cluster comprised of a rich network of esteemed healthcare providers.

COMMITTED TO CARING

Despite Berkshire having a relatively small health and care cluster in comparison to the UK’s national average, it remains an in-demand sector and is always looking to recruit new members to its workforce family.  

Around 40% of employees working in health and care in Berkshire work in professional occupations, with the majority working as dedicated nurses or medical practitioners. Just over 45% work in vital caring occupations such as care workers, home carers and nursing auxiliaries.

KEY COMPANIES

Large recruiters include a number of highly-regarded health and care providers such as Royal Berkshire Hospital, Berkshire Healthcare, NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Frimley Health and Sunrise Senior Living - all which form the area’s robust health and care ecosystem.

UNIQUE ACCESS TO INNOVATION

Berkshire’s healthcare providers have unique access to the extensive wealth of talent, skills and resources presented by the area’s wider Life Sciences Sector, a thriving network comprised of leading pharmaceutical companies and renowned research centres.

The Royal Berkshire Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the UK to use the ground-breaking da Vinci robot for multi-specialist surgery on the NHS. This state-of-the art piece of surgical equipment has helped to transform the lives of patients across Berkshire.

IN NUMBERS

61% work in healthcare
32% work in social care
7% work in childcare

A REMARKABLE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH

Based in Reading, the Berkshire Institute for Health, a specialist education centre, works in partnership with the NHS to deliver a variety of healthcare-related degrees with a specific emphasis on nursing and midwifery programmes. Supported by passionate, highly-experienced staff, you’ll learn through innovative teaching aids and stimulation centres that recreate real-life healthcare settings.

CAREERS IN HEALTH AND CARE

There are a variety of ways to secure a career in the health and care sector and the opportunities are endless; you could train as a social worker, a paramedic or perhaps a midwife.

See below for live health and care sector opportunities. 

Local Healthcare Jobs

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Local Healthcare Courses

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Local Healthcare Apprenticeships

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