Step into the NHS competition
Designed for key stage 3, students investigate careers, create a job description and produce an advertisement to promote a career of interest using whatever media they would like. For example film, poster, presentation, leaflet or website. Students can work individually or in groups of up to 4. Due to the range of careers available students can investigate careers from healthcare science, IT, catering and finance, to engineering and construction.
This competition can be run as part of a PSHE lessons, embedded within the curriculum or used as part of homework activities.
Mapped to Gatsby benchmarks, it can be used as evidence for: benchmark 2 - learning from careers and labour market information; benchmark 4 - linking curriculum learning to careers; benchmark 5. encounters with employers and employees.
If you would like to arrange a member of staff to introduce the competition to your students, please contact us.
Further information and resource packs can be found at:
Health and Social Care Careers Fairs
To support students with career planning, we hold several evening careers events across Surrey for students and their parents. The events are designed to showcase the range of opportunities available within the sector, meet practitioners to discuss roles and skills required, inform students on the training, university and apprenticeship pathways available.
Events running in this academic year are as follows:
- 11th November 2019 5.00 - 8.30pm, East Surrey Hospital, Redhill.
- 13th February 2020 - Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospital 4.30 - 7.30pm. Register www.bit.ly/surreycareers
- 25th March 2020 - Royal Surrey County Hospital (time TBC)
Please Note: Registration is required for these events as places are limited. Registration opens 2 months before each event and can be accessed via this page. Parents and students are recommended to register early.
Step into the NHS Resources
There are new KS2 resources to allow your pupils to explore a wide range of careers and help them better understand that all NHS careers are open to them, whatever their gender or background. See how the ready-made lesson plans and resources can fit into your schemes of work and introduce meaningful career-related learning to your pupils.
For further details please see https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/primary-schools
Year 6 - Blood, Bones and Bodies Activity
The NHS are working with the University of Surrey to offer a science based session – Blood, Bones and Bodies that can be delivered in primary schools for students in year 6. This is available for Surrey state primary schools. Further details can be found here.