What is support services

Support services staff carry out a wide range of tasks in different parts of the organisations. Some keep people or equipment safe, transport patients, order equipment, and provide essential services and maintenance around sites. Some of the roles in which you could work in are:

  • Hotel services (domestic services such as cleaning; and catering)
  • Estates and maintenance (portering; ground keepers; and carpentry.)
  • Stores
  • Sterile services
  • Transport & Drivers

In support services you may find a role where you can apply the skills you already have from experience and working in a job that is not in health and care. These are called transferable skills.  You also may hold a qualification that may help you find a management or higher paid role.