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Links, documents and information to help you plan your career

Below is a list of the resources, documents and links to websites and organisations which can help you find out about roles in the NHS and plan your career path.

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A Question of Care

If you’re thinking about working in social care, this online quiz will help you assess whether you have the right skills and values to work in care. It’s based on real life scenarios about different roles.

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Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Find lots of information relating to the physiotherapy profession, including degree program's, an insight into the flexible employment opportunities and also further links to find out more about becoming a physiotherapist or support worker and other health career options.

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Health and Care Professions Council

Health and Care Professions Council is a regulator that keeps a register of health and care professionals that meet the standards that are set out for their profession. This resource lists the sixteen professions that come under the Health Care Professionals Council. Under each profession, you will find basic information of the role including a link to the relevant professional body, to enable you to gain further information

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Health Careers Website

The Health Careers Website provides a great resource for anyone thinking about a career in healthcare. They have descriptions of 100s of different types of jobs in the NHS as well as information on how to train or progress into those roles. This is great place to find out about the options available and what is required. As well as role descriptions the site has career planning sections and personal stories and accounts from NHS staff. For those who want to find out about what they could do in the future or learn more about what they need to achieve their goals this a fantastic starting point.

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National School of Healthcare Science

A really informative website to gain information on careers in healthcare science and the routes into them. The website includes details of forthcoming events and training programmes available as well as useful links and frequently asked questions.

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NHS Jobs

If you are looking for a job right now then NHS Jobs is the best place to look. NHS Jobs is a dedicated online recruitment service for the NHS. Every NHS organisation within England and Wales advertises their job opportunities with NHS Jobs. In addition a number of organisations outside the NHS have chosen to advertise their health related vacancies on NHS Jobs too. Around 25,000 posts are advertised on this website every month. If you're looking to begin or develop your career in the NHS, this site should be your first port of call.

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NotGoingToUni Website

If you are thinking about not going to university – congratulations! You have just proved that you can think differently. From apprenticeships to debt-free education, there are literally thousands of other opportunities out there. The Not Going to Uni team are here to help you find apprenticeships, college courses or work experience to start building your future.

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Occupational Therapy (OT) Resources

This is a great set of resources from the College of Occupational Therapists. Find a downloadable OT careers Handbook containing a full listing of OT university programmes in the UK, as well as a FAQ guide and a link to an OT students section to find out about their experiences whilst studying at a range of different universities. There is also a YouTube link that follows a day in the life of Bethan, an OT student at Brunel University.

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Occupational Therapy as a Career

The College of Occupational Therapists' website has lots of information and resources to help you find out more about being an OT. There are a variety of short videos to watch, a handy careers book to download and case studies from actual OT students giving you a really good insight into the role. There's also a useful FAQ guide with tips on how to apply for courses in occupational therapy.

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Podiatry Careers

Podiatry is a brilliant career if you love science, biology, chemistry or medicine! This is a great resource to find out what podiatry is all about. Lots of informative information on how to qualify as a podiatrist and careers within the profession, a well as some great blogs posts to read!

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Radiography Careers

Informative website if you are considering radiography as a career. The website has lots of information including different types of radiography, the qualifications needed, case studies of healthcare professionals and an interactive quiz that includes different images within radiography.

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Speech and Language Therapy Career Information

This is a set of resources provided by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Find lots of Information for prospective students, including important information about what speech and language therapists do, how to become a Speech and Language Therapist and recognised speech and language therapy courses in the UK.

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Step into the NHS Quiz

This short quiz will ask learners about some of the types of things they might want to do in the future and what kind of job role they might be interested in. After completing the quiz the site will give a number of suggested NHS roles with links to further information about them. It's a great place to start when looking for a career in the NHS.

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Student Quality Ambassador (SQA)

This website explains the role of a Student Quality Ambassador along with details of how to apply to become an SQA. Student Quality Ambassadors are students who are studying a healthcare related course within the North West of England and act as ambassadors and champions of care both within NHS and non-NHS placements. They are empowered to promote good practice by challenging standards of care within the workplace and by suggesting areas for improvement.

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Think Care Careers

This interactive website tells you everything you need to know about working in adult social care. It includes links to the different job roles you could do, how can you find a job and how to develop your career. It also has lots of case studies so you can see how other people started and progressed in their career.

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Working as a Dietitian

This site has lots of information about working as a dietitian, giving great career advice in this area along with all the available courses listed, to enable you to plan your route into this profession. There is also a section of frequently asked questions that's really informative and a downloadable dietitian careers leaflet to support you further.

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