Competition kickstarts NHS careers in Buckinghamshire

Date: 23/01/2023 | Category: News 2023

Pupils at The Misbourne school in Great Missenden were given a first-hand insight into healthcare careers when Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust visited to launch the Step into the NHS competition this week.

The local NHS trust is now encouraging other primary and secondary schools across the county to get involved, with support provided by its new school engagement team.

‘Step into the NHS’ helps young people find out more about the 350+ careers available in the NHS – from medical engineer to midwife, porter to plumber, finance manager to phlebotomist. Entrants choose a role that interests them and then get creative to develop an advert, promoting the job in whatever format they choose, such as computer game, video, poster or board game.

Karen Bonner, Chief Nurse at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, lent her support: “Very few employers are able to offer the range of roles that we do, and Step into the NHS is a great way for young people to kickstart their career journey. We’d love to have a winner from Buckinghamshire! I look forward to welcoming the next generation to our BHT family in a few years’ time.”

Teachers can download free resources for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 from the Step into the NHS website. The deadline for entry is 30 April 2023.

If you’re at school or college and wondering what step to take next, visit Bright Futures @BHT to discover local opportunities.