Sign up for NHS schools’ competition

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Sign your school up now to the Step into the NHS schools’ competition which returns in September 2019. Let’s have a winner for Bucks!

Aimed at years 8 and 9, it encourages young people to think about the breadth of opportunities open to them in the world of work, and more specifically the NHS, so they are inspired and motivated to fulfil their potential.

Why the NHS? The NHS is the largest employer in Europe, and the fifth largest in the world, with more than 350 different careers available. With that many careers on offer, there’s a job to suit all your students no matter what their interests and skills are.

Students are challenged to research and select one of the 350-plus careers available within the NHS. Once selected, they create materials to promote it, starting with a job description to capture key responsibilities of the role along with any qualifications, skills and experience needed. This learning is then used to create a fun and lively job advertisement to appeal to their peers. Students can enter individually or in teams of up to four. You can decide what works best for your school and student. 

The competition has several potential curriculum links (Careers education, PSHE, Citizenship, Health and Social Care, English) and will help you deliver many of the overall aims highlighted in the Department for Education’s careers strategy and statutory guidance around careers education.

For more information please see here, and look out for the details of the 2019/20 competition later in the summer term.