Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for each role differs from organisation to organisation dependent on the role you choose.


For example portering there are no set entry requirements. Employers expect a good standard of numeracy and literacy. They may ask for qualifications such as GCSEs in English and maths. Employers usually expect porters to have some relevant healthcare experience. This could be from voluntary or paid work in, for example, care work. Customer service skills are useful and some employers may ask for a driving license. Which is similar to domestic assistants’ where there are no set requirements but they may ask for GCSE English and maths as well as NVQ’s in hotel service and relevant work experience.  


Whereas a fire safety officer you will need experience in fire safety and prevention. Many have worked as fire officers in a local fire service. Employers also expect fire safety officers to have a qualification in fire safety.


The entry requirements for roles in health and care can usually be found in the job adverts, job descriptions or person specification. These will differ from organisation to organisation within health and care.

Through the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough organisations, support services current vacancies pages you will find advertised roles that you can apply for directlyIf you hold the appropriate experience and qualifications there are different banded roles available to you. Check the job description to see if your skills are transferable.