Making a difference in Health & Care

Healthier Working Futures

Making a difference
in Health & Care


Volunteering is a brilliant way to gain experience and is greatly valued by employers. You usually need to commit to certain hours over at least a few months. There are many places you can search for volunteering opportunities in Leeds, including: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Doing Good Leeds

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust  

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust  

Doing Good Leeds  

Job Vacancies

At any one time there are dozens of roles available in the health and care sectors which you can apply for, ranging from frontline care roles, admin, estates & facilities, digital, management and more. For some of these you might need experience or qualifications, others you can apply for as an entry-level role. There are lots of different employers in health and care, sign up to the Leeds Health and Care Talent Pipeline for help finding a role that’s right for you. You can also find vacancies on employer websites:

Doing Good

Leeds Leeds City Council

NHS Jobs

Work experience

Work experience gives you a taste of a job role in a short amount of time. You observe people at work and sometimes having a go at parts of the role.

You can approach any organisation and ask if they’ll support a work experience placement. Leeds Teaching Hospitals have some information on their website:

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Employability programmes

There’s a variety of employability programmes that can help you get a role in Health & Care. They often involve free training and qualifications and personalised support around getting a job. Some example available in Leeds are:

Employment and Skills Leeds 

We Care Academy

Leeds City College/Princes Trust

Boot Camps

Health T-Level

Health T-Level is a 2 year course that is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and involve both classroom based learning and placements in the Health & Care sector, where students develop in-depth theoretical understanding as well as practical, hands-on experience. You can find out more about Health T-Levels in Leeds on the following websites:

Leeds Health & Care Academy

Notre Dame

Leeds City College


Apprenticeships is a paid job which is combination of ‘on the job’ training and classroom based learning. Apprenticeships are a great way to enter the sector. You are given the support to learn the specialist skills required whilst already in the role. There are a range of different apprenticeships within Health and Care, at a variety of different levels. You can search for apprenticeships on lots of different sites, including:

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds City Council

Institute of Apprenticeships 

College and University Courses

There’s a wide range of subjects that can support you in a career in Health and Care – too many to list here! Colleges and Universities will have open days where you can speak to subject tutors. You can also find detailed information about each course in the prospectus of each university or college. Some of the colleges or universities in Leeds include:

Leeds City College

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Trinity University

University of Leeds