Nursing auxiliaries and assistants assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals in caring for the sick and injured within hospitals, homes, clinics and the wider community.
There are no formal academic entry requirements. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/ SVQs in Care are available at Levels 2 and 3.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £22,000 per annum and can progress up to £23,000 per annum.
There are currently 50,174 employed Nursing Auxiliaries & Assistants in the region.