Career Advice and Support


Why is giving career support and guidance so important for BSW?

Giving great career advice and guidance can inspire the next generation to become our future workforce and enter fulfilling, interesting and rewarding careersThe NHS offer a complete career pathway and development opportunities for progressionOur careers can change the lives of those entering them whilst they in turn change and improve the lives of their communities. 


The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan sets out an ambition for addressing future workforce challenges by recruiting thousands more staff over a 15 year period, substantially growing the number of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and support staff.  

Social care

Working in social care means supporting people with their non-clinical needs, although there is an important crossover between working in health and working in social care. 

The social care sector employs 1.48 million people and will have half a million extra jobs available by 2030. 

1.54 million people currently work in the social care sector however, adult social care is growing and the sector needs another half a million jobs, and people to do them, by 2035. 

Across BSW health and care there are a wide variety of roles, training pathways and exciting career opportunities. There are also more routes into our careers than ever before.  

We have over 60 state secondary schools and many more primary and independent schools across BSW with many young people. With over 400 careers across health and care giving good, clear advice and inspiring young people has never been more important. 

So what can you do?

Giving a minimum of just 1 hour a year you can inspire the next generation supporting your local school with a range a careers activities and support including: 

Mock interviews, talks to school and college students, helping with careers events, chats with individual students and groups of students – telling your careers story 

Become a Careers Ambassador

This short film will tell you all about the role and how you become one!


To find out more or express an interest in becoming an Ambassador in BSW contact the BSW Academy email us :

Whatever the skills, qualifications or interests of the young person you speak to, there is a health and care career within BSW for everyone. Young people could work directly with service users in their own homes, in hospitals, an ambulance trust, or in a supported living environment. And once they are part of the BSW team we'll work with them to develop their career, and fulfil their potential.

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