Help young people step into the NHS

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30 / 9 / 2015 4.46pm

Employers across the NHS are urged to support a new competition for young people.

Health Education England’s Step into the NHS schools competition is aimed at young people aged 12-14 years old (in school years eight and nine). 

Now in its eighth year, the competition tasks students with creating a job description and advert for an NHS role, and aims to encourage young people to better understand the breadth of career opportunities in health.

How can employers get involved?

Health Education England are keen for employers in the NHS to support the competition, by engaging with their local schools and communities as health ambassadors. Health ambassadors are people who work in health care who volunteer to share their experience and knowledge. The programme provides an opportunity for staff to build on their own skills and inspire the next generation of healthcare workers. 

You can get involved through Inspiring the Future, a programme which matches teachers in schools and colleges with volunteers in healthcare roles. Find out more about the competition on the Step into the NHS website.

Discover information and resources to help you recruit more young people on our ThinkFuture web pages.

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