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Reachout for Healthcare Science with Health Education England

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Experience overview

There's a huge amount of variety in the potential roles available in healthcare and this Virtual Work Experience with Health Education England will show you a bunch of different career paths that you might not already know about. There are so many different skills and qualities needed to succeed in healthcare so apply today and find out if a career in healthcare could be your future!

What’s included?

During this programme you'll be introduced to the healthcare science professions. Once you're comfortable with the overall profession you'll explore more of the specific roles on offer and hear from the people who actually work those jobs on a daily basis. The programme will round off with an exploration of how to get career ready and some more insight into a career in the NHS.

To be eligible to take part in this programme you must:

  • Attend a non-selective, non-fee paying state school


  • Have expressed an interest in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) career and NOT medical or nursing through a short statement

In addition, you should identify with one of the following

  • Is entitled to free school meals
  • Would be the first generation in their family to attend university
  • Family are in receipt of tax credits
  • Is or has been in care
  • Looked-after students
  • Forced migrant or asylum seeker or refugee
Students in years 10-13 are welcome to apply
Students in years 10-13 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 healthcare science professions

Here you'll investigate more about what a healthcare scientist is and what they do as well as looking at the impact of Covid-19 on the profession.

Meet the physiologists
Getting career ready
The world of the NHS

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What students say

Thank you very much for this amazing programme! It has been very helpful, informative and interactive. I have greatly enjoyed learning about all the different aspects of healthcare science included in this programme and I am very grateful for the online webinars that were run by healthcare scientists - this helped me broaden my knowledge and has given me the opportunity to ask healthcare scientists on advice and more information about their world of work.
Thank you for taking the time to put together this amazing programme. I found it a really exciting and fun experience and I appreciate all the hard work you have put into creating this programme for young people like myself to enjoy. I have learnt so much about different career opportunities and pathways and broadened my horizons which I am so grateful for. I wish you all the best in your fields of work and in life in general. Thank you for everything!
Denisa Diana
I am very grateful for this programme as it has allowed me to learn much, much more about healthcare sciences and has informed me about a lot of jobs and different opportunities that are related to this career sector. I am also very thankful that this has been made accessible for free which is very beneficial for those who would otherwise miss out on this information due to their circumstances. Once again, thank you very much.
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