To help mark the NHS’s 75th anniversary in July, NHS England and Inspiring the Future have teamed up to inspire children and young people to consider a career in the NHS.
The ‘NHS Ambassadors’ programme connects NHS staff with schools to give talks about the wide and stimulating range of careers across the Service – both clinical and non-clinical.
By talking about their job and career history, NHS staff will help to illustrate the connection between what students are studying in the classroom and the potential job opportunities available in the NHS. It is also an opportunity to highlight the role science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects have for some professional careers in the NHS.
It is anticipated that hundreds of NHS staff will take part during the 75th anniversary year, with thousands of children across the country benefiting.
Professor Sir Stephen Powis, National Medical Director, NHS England said: “The NHS offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. With more than 350 different careers on offer, there’s something for everyone.”
Nick Chambers, Chief Executive, Inspiring the Future said: “The NHS’s 75th anniversary is a significant milestone in British history and the COVID-19 global pandemic clearly highlighted the vital role its staff play in our lives. We know schools and students are keen to learn more about what it’s like working in the NHS, so it’s great to have teamed up with them on this important initiative.”
Information for NHS staff
We’re looking for NHS staff, from all levels and professions to register and commit to a minimum of an hour a year to go into schools and colleges – in person or virtually -and talk about their job and the educational route they took to get there.
Visit the Inspiring the Future website for more information and to sign up – it will take less than 10 minutes!
Information for schools
Teachers can register to invite NHS staff to their school for talks via the Inspiring the Future website.