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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The Careers Hub team have worked closely with our partners to create lots of profiles of current members of NHS staff. The profiles will tell you about the role they perform, what they get paid and what their career journey has been so far. You can also download the profiles to print and some contain links to video interviews. These are great tools to take along to careers events and showcase the variety of jobs available in the NHS.
Find professional resources relating to different areas of occupational therapy (OT) practice to support professional development, as well as a variety of leaflets and evidence based fact sheets to use in practice. There are also lots of tips to support the promotion of the OT profession to learners as well as a professional library services , resources and specialist publications for members of the site.
Health Careers have developed a large range of booklets on key careers and work areas in the NHS which are great to take along to careers events and engagement sessions. They are freely available to order but you can also download PDF versions or refer learners to the online resources.
The team at Health Careers have produced a whole host of videos showcasing a wide variety of roles in the NHS. These are great for breaking up presentations and helping learners to identify with the roles available.
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.