Careers in health

Thinking about a career in health?

If you're thinking about a career in health, visit the Health Education England website for some great guides to all the options open to you.

The site offers helpful resources whether you are still in education, starting a new career or wanting to switch careers. There's also great guides on work experience and specific advice if your role is offering career advice.

To find out about careers and job roles within the NHS, go to

There are more than 300 different careers on offer - there is a job for you no matter what your interests, skills or qualifications.

Information about the current job opportunities within the CCG can be found on


Basildon and Brentwood CCG supports apprenticeships which can be extremely rewarding, training you in the skills employers want and helping you to begin a successful career. Further information can be found on the Step into the NHS website

International GP recruitment and returning to practice GPs

As part of the General Practice Forward View (GPFV) commitment to strengthen the primary care workforce, we are part the Essex-wide GP Recruitment Programme.

Further information can be found in Living and working in the UK as a GP: a guide for overseas doctors and their families (Royal College of General Practitioners). 

Primary Care Careers in Essex

From permanent opportunities to work experience placements, from clinical careers to business management – Essex Primary Care offers excellent prospects across over 240 GP Practices locally whether you are new to healthcare or looking for a fresh challenge.

Visit the Essex Primary Care Careers website to browse and apply for current vacancies or upload your CV into our talent pool to be informed of upcoming opportunities.

Interested in what a primary care career may look like for you?

Explore the range of different roles and hear from our staff about what they love about working in primary care as well as about living in the local area.

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Current vacancies within Primary Care can also be found at Essex Primary Care Careers and  Essex EQUIP 


Volunteers provide invaluable help in both the health and social care system and enhance the range of services offered.

Volunteering could offer you valuable experience which could aid you in your studies, help you decide if you are thinking of a change of career or simply give you the opportunity to give back to your community.

All volunteers will be subject to disclosure barring checks, references and a health declaration.

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