This sector is wider than traditional ‘Public Services’ and in addition to the emergency services and local authority it includes those working in the voluntary sector and those in service industries such as hospitality, tourism and health and social care.
Over 75% of those in employment in Suffolk work in the ‘Services Sector’.
The NHS as a whole is the single biggest employer in England, offering over 350 different careers from entry level to highly skilled. Currently there is a shortage of social workers, occupational therapists and clinical specialists.
Local Authorities are also large local employers with a diverse range of job roles and opportunities for progression. This sector has many opportunities for Apprenticeships, interns and graduate schemes one example of this is the Local Authority ‘Rising High in Suffolk’ but other services have their own programmes.
Companies in this sector operating across Suffolk are:
NHS, Primary Healthcare, Police, Fire Service, Inspire Suffolk, Lofty Heights, Community Action Suffolk, Spider Web Recruitment, ConnectEB, Care Careers Suffolk, Careers Circus, Leading Lives, TA Hotel Group, Local Authorities, Suffolk Community Transport, National Citizen Service, Eastern Facilities Management Solutions.
- Grant Thornton UK LLP
- Specials and Volunteers Department - Suffolk Constabulary
- Galloway European Coachlines
- Royal Air Force
- Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- Orwell Housing Association
- Fred. Olsen Limited
- The Church of England in Suffolk (St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese)
- St Elizabeth Hospice
- East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Our local colleges will be offering Hospitality, Hair and Beauty Therapy activities for you to Have a Go. Meet woman in business, local food producers and hear about work experience and career opportunities with local employers.