The NHS are encouraging students to consider a career in the health service, and have been since results day.
As many A-Level, T-Level and BTEC students consider their careers, the NHS have launched their campaign to recruit for over 350 roles. Leavers are being urged to search ‘NHS Health Careers’ to find out more about what’s available to them.
Those who choose to study nursing or midwifery could be eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund. The fund guarantees a £5000 per year grant, plus further payment for those who specialise.
So far, 16,740 people have accepted nursing and midwifery places. Until 17 October, more places will be available through UCAS clearing. Healthcare students are some of the country’s most employable graduates.
The campaign comes after June saw the publication of the NHS Long-Term Workforce Plan, which aims to train record numbers of healthcare staff over the next 15 years. This plan also offers new entry routes into the NHS, including apprenticeships.
Dr Navina Evans, Chief Workforce, Training and Education Officer at NHS England said: ‘If you’re still considering your options, please remember there are many avenues to explore in the NHS. As well as opportunities through clearing, there are a host of apprenticeships that could be your first step to an NHS career.’