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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Bridge GM is an engagement website and toolkit for Greater Manchester’s employers, education professionals and training providers. Alongside supporting GM’s business community to work more closely with our schools and colleges and vice versa, the site contains useful local labor market information and support on how to bring this into curriculum time. Bridge GM also hosts best practice case studies, regular news articles and a large resource directory of reputable organisations that support schools to develop their CEIAG and employer engagement offer.
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 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
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.
A really informative website containing information for training departments and managers, as well as access to the Healthcare Science Education and Training programmes curricula. Details of trainee networks can also be found on this site, as well as an acronym directory and lots of frequently asked questions.
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 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.
The Society of Radiographers is the professional body for radiographers and all non-medical members of the workforce in diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy in the UK. It is responsible for their professional, educational, public and workplace interests. This website includes information on career progression, events taking place and resources and information in relation to radiography practice today.