Hertfordshire and West Essex Health and Care Academy Insight into NHS Careers

It's Not Just Doctors and Nurses

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Experience overview

*This programme is on-demand, so if you meet the eligibility criteria you can start right away!*

The healthcare sector is an amazing area to work in, with over 350 roles on offer, each with its own different purpose! With so many different areas you could go into, where do you start, and how do you know what’s best for you? Fortunately, we’re here to help! 

Springpod and Hertfordshire & West Essex ICS have partnered up to provide you with an insight into the world of healthcare careers through a fantastic programme that will help you prepare for taking your first steps into your career journey.

What’s included?

This programme will cover everything from introducing the different healthcare careers to insights into the core aspects, areas, and responsibilities within these professions. We’ll take a closer look at how healthcare professionals working in different areas collaborate to ensure that patients receive the best quality care. You’ll have the chance to take part in some great quizzes and amazing activities, and you’ll even have the chance to see live talks and speak to leading industry experts along the way!

Students in years 10-13 in Hertfordshire or Essex are welcome to apply
Students in years 10-13 in Hertfordshire or Essex are welcome to apply
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Attend live webinars
Attend live webinars
Complete at a pace that suits you
Complete at a pace that suits you
Introduction to the NHS

Have you ever wondered what the health and care sector is really like? It’s a crucial system for treating patients and saving lives daily, but we often don’t fully understand what it’s like! This module will help with that - from introducing you to social care and the NHS to how the industry is structured, you’ll gain an insight into what it’s like within the sector, and how important health and care really are!

Healthcare Careers at Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS
Healthcare Science
Allied Health Professions
Psychological Support Services
Health Informatics
Non-Clinical Roles: Administration, Finance, and Clerical Support
Non-Clinical Roles: Facilities, Estates, and Property
Digital Careers
Getting Career Ready

Available dates

To ensure that you get the very best experience, the number of places on each programme is limited. Apply soon to avoid missing your place. Good luck!
Programme dates: 1st January - 24th October
Application deadline: 24th October

What students say

Thank you for taking the time to create this programme. The volunteers on the live sessions were all really nice and down to earth which was really good to hear proper experiences in this industry, without sugar coating or hiding anything. To the people who made this project brief and stuff for us: I really enjoyed it and I thought it was the perfect topic and it's nice to bring more awareness and knowledge of this subject to more people! Also all the videos were really nice on this programme. Very full of life and engaging!
Thank you for providing opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself with other work experience providers. The programmeg particularly focuses on ourselves: our confidence, our skills and what we want to do in the future rather than just the work opportunities available and how to get there. I've really enjoyed this programme and hope there would be more opportunities into this specific field
Thank you very much for this experience. This sector sounds fascinating and I will definitely explore more. During and after lockdown, my opportunities for work experience were completely erased. But thank to this wonderful virtual work experience, I am able to gather crucial experience to write down on my CV and personal statement. Thank you once again!
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