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Links, documents and information to help learners plan their career

There are a host of web sites and directories available for you to find out more about the job roles available in the NHS as well as tools and resources to support you in talking to the learners you support about the options available to them, the benefits and how to achieve their goals. Here are a few we think might interest you as an education and training professional.

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Bridge GM

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.

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'Find your health career' online tool

The Health Careers new ‘Find your health career’ tool is interactive and allows you to answer a series of questions which offers a list of career ideas for you to consider.

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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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I Care…Ambassadors

I Care…Ambassadors are people who work in adult social care, who deliver careers activities to inspire people to work in the sector. They can deliver talks, presentations, activities or attend a careers fair. The great thing about ambassadors is that they've been there and done the job themselves.

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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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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 - short videos

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.

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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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The Society of Radiographers

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.

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Think Care Careers

This interactive website tells you everything you need to know about working in adult social care. It has a section for education and careers professionals which includes links to useful information and printed resources. You can also request an I Care…Ambassador to come and do a careers talk or activity.

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