NHS Health Careers
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.
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
Meeting The Gatsby Benchmarks
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.