Section 7: How can I develop and progress in my career?

Frontline roles / advanced practitioners

Some people don’t want to move into management but want to advance their careers. Advanced practitioner roles recognise experience, knowledge, skills and enable people to specialise in an aspect of practice and be in a senior role without management responsibilities.

Examples of these can be found in roles such as care work, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, radiography, physiotherapy and many more. These roles are recognised career progression routes which encourage the expertise of those who’ve been working in the sector to be kept in practice and passed onto others.

In other words to progress your career you don’t have to go into management.

Moving into management / progress quickly
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