You may find it useful to get voluntary experience in a hospital or a care home.
You can contact the voluntary services co-ordinator or manager at your local NHS trust for more details.
You can get into this job through:
You can apply directly to get into this job. Work experience in a healthcare setting will be useful though not essential.
You'll normally need a good standard of literacy and numeracy. Some employers may ask for GCSEs in English and maths, or equivalent qualifications.
It might help if you have a manual handling or health and safety certificate, although your employer will train you on these when you start.
You can find out more about becoming a hospital porter from Health Careers.
You'll need to:
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
You could work in an NHS or private hospital.
You may need to wear a uniform.
With experience, you could progress to team leader or supervisor. You may need to have, or be working towards, qualifications in supervision and management.
You could also move into a related role like the ambulance service, healthcare assistant work, or nursing.
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