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When promoting healthcare science careers at job fairs, recruitment open days or by giving talks and presentations, some of the following resources may be helpful:
Career planning advice
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk contains useful information on the various careers in the NHS. It has a host of factsheets available for those considering a science career including entry requirements, training options and advice around funding. NHS Careers has also published some useful resources to help promote the practitioner training programme to year 13 school children which includes a video and leaflet.
www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk has been developed by the NHS Careers service specifically for students in secondary school and further education.
The National Careers Service is an adult careers advice service that can provide information on courses and job roles.
Healthcare science ambassadors
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network (STEMNET), are working to increase the number of healthcare science ambassadors to work with schools. Their role is to boost science activities and raise awareness of the many career opportunities the healthcare science profession can offer. STEMNET have developed a toolkit to help ambassadors support school activities. Staff can register to become a healthcare science ambassador by registering on the STEMNET website.
Other useful tools:
Visit our shared learning section to be inspired by individuals and organisations actively championing healthcare science careers.
Extraordinary you describes the work of 100 scientists working across the specialisms. It has been designed to inspire healthcare scientists of the future, providing them with insight into the roles and the career opportunities available.
The Big Bang fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. It is aimed at showing young people the variety of exciting and rewarding opportunities available to them with the right experience and qualifications.