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Careers and your future in Occupational Therapy

Your practice placement of 28 weeks provides you with valuable experience and creates a strong foundation for your future career.

After graduating you will be qualified to work in many areas including physical rehabilitation, mental health settings, with children in schools or clinics and with people with learning disabilities. You may be based at a hospital or as part of a community reablement team.

As well as opportunities to work in the health and social care sector, there’s also an increasing demand for occupational therapists in the voluntary sector, private practice, schools, prisons and industry.

In your final year the Professional Practice module covers essential areas such as continuing professional development, preparing you for interviews and developing a personal statement designed to help you make strong job applications.

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the UK Health and Care Professions Council in order to practise as an occupational therapist.