NHS Health Careers

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350 careers. One NHS. Their future.

Let us help you help your students find their ideal career in the NHS, whatever their skills, qualifications or interests.

They could work directly with patients, in hospitals, an ambulance trust, or in the community. There are lots of different ways to start a career in the NHS, and once they’re part of the NHS team, they’ll be supported to develop their career to fulfil their potential.

Could one of the allied health professions fit the bill? This group covers all the ‘p’s, so paramedics, physiotherapists, podiatrists and prosthetists/orthotists, as well as arts therapists, operating department practitioners and radiographers. We have degree courses, apprenticeships and support and technician roles to choose from.

Whatever NHS career they choose, your students will make a difference from day one. There’s an NHS career for anyone who shares our values.

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Join the NHS careers conversation!

Wednesday 9 March at 6pm

We’ll be live on Facebook on Wednesday 9 March at 6pm so please join us to have all your NHS careers questions answered. And don’t worry if you can’t make it then. The session will be available to watch back later.

Let us help you help your students

National Careers Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all the free resources we have available for you. There are competitions and other teaching resources, online quizzes and literature to name but a few. They can help you meet the Gatsby benchmarks too, so see the tabs below for details.

There’s also a section on the Health Careers website just for you, so take a look.

It’s all about you!

We believe there’s an NHS career for anyone who shares our values

Olivia Shelton

Olivia kept believing in her dream career after her A-level results were disappointing.

Layla Adam

Layla has grown in confidence in an NHS apprenticeship!

Cherie Lawrence

Cherie became a mental health nurse after she overcame post-natal depression.

Meeting The Gatsby Benchmarks

Our teaching resources for KS4 are an online suite of resources that can be delivered as part of work in citizenship, PSHE, English and drama.

Have a look at our Health Careers role pages for labour market information to help you meet Benchmark 2.

To help you meet Benchmark 3, have a look at our careers quizzes. The Step into the NHS website has one for secondary school age students and there’s a more in-depth one on the Health Careers website.

We have a useful compare roles function on the Health Careers website too where students can choose up to three roles to compare at any one time. Especially useful if they’re not sure what they want to do!

And our course finder will help your students find the course that’s right for them.

The COVID19 pandemic has made this trickier, but many staff in the health sector volunteer to provide support in schools through Inspiring the future so it’s a good idea to sign up. And there are lots of STEM ambassadors too who are always happy to provide an insight into what they do in their role.

The Step into the NHS schools competitions (both KS2 and KS3) are great for helping you meet Benchmark 5. Both close on 30 April 2022 so you still have time to enter!

We’re getting out and about to careers events in 2022, as well as online for many free ones. Bookmark our events pages for details.

We know that getting work experience has been particularly tricky during the pandemic. But it’s important to remember that any caring or customer service experience is invaluable for job and apprenticeship applications. Perhaps your students have cared for a family member or helped a neighbour with their shopping during the pandemic. To help you meet Benchmark 6, have a look at our work experience guide and work experience ideas.