Your Career Path
Our graduates leave us fully equipped with a range of flexible skills that they can utilise in their future careers. All of our courses prepare you for statutory registration with the relevant professional organisation, either the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Our employment record is excellent, with graduates finding employment within a wide range of health, social care and private sector settings. Our teaching methods and use of placements mean you will be fully equipped with a variety of transferable skills for the professional environment; including adaptability, team working and communication skills.
Our graduates have found employment in a range of exciting roles including :-
We have an excellent employment record for students completing our nursing programmes. Nurses qualifying in each of the fields of Adult Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Children's Nursing have a range of potential career pathways across different care settings.
Adult Nurses find employment in a range of private and NHS settings, acute hospital and community settings that range from accident and emergency to day procedures; specialist medical, surgical, oncology and orthopaedics to outpatient clinics; nursing homes, community nursing and practice nursing. Adult nurses also access employment within the armed forces, in prison settings, mental health and learning disability services.
Both Mental Health and Learning Disability nurses gain employment working with service users of all ages and their families, in a wide range of private, statutory community and hospital settings, within health and social care. Liaison and consultancy roles are now more commonplace within a range of non-traditional settings e.g. in acute general hospitals and more generic settings such as schools, prisons and forensic services. Mental Health nurses also find employment within the armed forces.
Child nurses access employment in traditional children's health and social care settings. This could be in emergency, intensive and neonatal care units or working with families in the community where a child has a long term or life limiting condition. Children's nurses can also be employed within statutory child protection teams.
Within all fields of nursing there are a wide range of opportunities to develop specialist clinical practice, research and leadership careers. Some nurses go on to work overseas in clinical practice, to share practice with developing countries or become involved in the national and international health agenda. Our graduates are prepared to contribute to a sustainable healthcare system, delivering the greatest health and social benefits at the lowest cost and the least environmental impact.
Midwives are in demand, so your career prospects nationally and internationally are excellent. On successful completion of the programme, you will have the opportunity to work in a diverse range of healthcare environments from midwifery led birth centres, hospitals, and clinical setting to the community.
Our graduates have progressed to working within the NHS, education sector, charities, in the UK and overseas. Wherever you go you will have job satisfaction and the enviable role of supporting women and their families during an unforgettable time in their lives.
This is an excellent time to be a registered paramedic. As well as employment opportunities within NHS ambulance services, paramedics are employed within private ambulance services and have opportunities to specialise within critical care or first contact care (such as walk-in centres and GP practices), as well as working with the police and courts.
Experienced paramedics can undertake additional training enabling them to work on their own, utilising a rapid response vehicle (RRV), motorbike or even a bicycle to reach their patients and may also work as part of an air ambulance or HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) teams. A growing number of UK paramedics travel overseas to work in Australia and the Middle East whilst others work with oil and gas companies around the world.
Whatever your professional discipline, there are local, national and international opportunities and you can look forward to a fulfilling career. Health care is constantly changing and the employability skills with which we will equip you will enable your to be flexible, adaptable for working in a myriad of settings.
Allied Health Profession courses
Once you have graduated, you can expect to pursue a career in any number of environments, including health and social care, education, industry and management and independent practice.
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language therapists work in many different settings and with clients across the entire life-span. Our speech and language therapy graduates can go on to work in a variety of health, education and social care settings from hospitals and schools, to the criminal justice services and independent practice.
Our Speech and Language Therapy course is fully accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. We have links with the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at UEA and our graduates may consider applying for a place on the Primary PGCE course to gain a dual qualification as a speech and language therapist and teacher.
Our occupational therapy graduates can go on to work in a variety of health and social care settings, including hospitals, social services, GP practices, criminal justice services, nursing homes, education establishments, social service and the voluntary and private sectors. Our Occupational Therapy course is fully accredited by the College of Occupational Therapy and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.
Once qualified, you will have a huge range of exciting career choices. Physiotherapists are highly sought after and you can work in a diverse range of environments such as hospitals, community practice, sports medicine, schools and the armed forces, with the majority of our graduates choosing to enter the NHS. Our physiotherapy course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.
Support from Your Careers Service
We have a vibrant Careers Service giving our students access to advice and training to prepare them for the transition to employment or further study, supporting them to reflect on their skills and aspirations and relate these to potential jobs. The team gives advice and runs invaluable workshops on finding vacancies, interview technique and how to write your CV more effectively for job or higher-degree applications.