Career advisers and teachers
Throughout the Health Careers website you’ll find a range of careers and teaching resources, tools and tips to help you offer advice and deliver careers education on the wide range of opportunities in health.
Health Careers resources
Our teaching resources section offers a wide range of exciting resources that help to inspire young people about careers in health:
- Real life, your life is an online suite of resources, activities and supporting materials for key stage 4 learners. They can be delivered as part of work in citizenship, PSHE, English, drama, careers education and health and social care
- our guide to work experience in the NHS
- the Step into the NHS schools’ competition for school students in years 8 and 9 which has a series of differentiated materials for key stage 3
- the Explore roles section which gives a detailed overview of more than 350 health roles
- a Compare roles tool to get bite-sized information on up to three roles in health
- our Course finder which lists undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to clinical careers in health
We produce a wide range of information booklets about careers in health, which can be downloaded here. You can also order hard copies for free to use in lessons or at careers events.
Information on health careers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can be found here. You can also take a look at our FAQs for teachers and careers advisers.
Your local NHS
As well as the information we provide here, practical help and resources are often available through your local NHS organisations. Each trust has its own policies and ways of working, but may be able to:
- organise periods of work experience for students, linked to curriculum and school timetables
- identify volunteering opportunities where students can acquire some experience of the work that interests them
- arrange for members of their staff to come into your school and talk about the work they do
- stage open days for students
- run ‘preparation for’ programmes across a range of work areas such as medicine, nursing, healthcare sciences and administration
- provide information on the kinds of local jobs currently available for school leavers
These experiences can be of real value as students decide what kind of career they may want to pursue. To find your local health organisation, visit the NHS Choices website.
Support for doctors and medical students
Sometimes doctors and medical students need support in their careers. We have a range of support for careers advisers working with doctors, including tools and exercises
More than 350 health roles
Our Explore roles section gives an overview of the wide range of career opportunities in health.