Engaging with young people around careers can be a fulfilling and enjoyable activity, but can also be daunting if you've not done it before. Below are a number of resources we think you might find useful when undertaking engagement which might give you some ideas or useful formats for the work you're doing
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A great little resource that encourages interaction between a group whilst also carrying out a practical activity, helping you to promote NHS job roles as well as the Step into the NHS website. The paper fortune teller predicts your future health career and is part of a campaign toolkit to promote the Step into the NHS website to young people
This presentation template gives you an interactive activity that you can use in classroom or workshop settings to inspire learners about your career. You give clues as to your current role and activities and they have to guess what it is you do for a job. This is a great way to introduce yourself and your profession whilst involving the learners and keeping them interested.
Developed by Health Education England in the North East, ‘A patient journey’ is a toolkit that can be used across the curriculum at key stages three and four. By exploring the range of NHS roles that help patients in their care, the easy-to-use toolkit provides teachers with everything they need to deliver informative lessons with confidence. Accompanying the resources are 18 films, each exploring a different role in health.
This is a link to some ideas for 'ice breaker' activities on the Health Careers website. Ice breakers are really beneficial to energise, motivate and encourage young people to work together; they often work well at the start of presentations. Some of the ideas given are suitable for sitting, whilst others are table-top activities and there are also some more energetic ones for moving around.
This activity aims to give learners insight into the concept of Multi-disciplinary Teams which are a key feature in how modern healthcare is delivered. Learners take each take on a different role and are challenged to come up with a safe discharge plan for a fictional patient. The downloadable PDF below provides the paper resources for groups of 5 learners to use and the presentation on the further information link helps to introduce and present the activity. Get in touch with the Careers Hub team to discuss how to run the activity.
There are a number of short videos available, approximately 1-2 minutes long connected to job roles within the NHS, covering diversity, caring, apprenticeships and much more. Great to use during a presentation to break up the power point and keep the audience engaged.
This simple activity works well in a classroom setting. Learners are given a picture of an NHS staff member and have to match them to their job title and duties. The activity takes about half an hour and can be done on its own or as part of a longer presentation or workshop. All the information and materials are included in the PDF which you can download below.