Virtual work experience
To support the promotion of careers in health and care Health Education England (HEE) have funded ‘on demand’ versions of the Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions virtual work experience programmes run earlier in the year.
Springpod are the host organisation and shall manage all applications.
The programmes are free to students!
Each programme includes:
- Live workshops with employers.
- Work and assignments.
- Add the experience to your CV and Personal Statement.
- You’ll get practical skills and knowledge.
- You’ll earn a certificate if you complete the programme.
You will see there are two versions of each programme, one is for those aged 14-25 and the other is for over 25’s, please select the appropriate link for your age group.
‘In person’ work experience
With regret the Trust is not able to offer ‘in person’ work experience at this time. This is not a decision taken lightly as we recognise the significant value of our work experience programme. However, given social distancing guidance and added complexities of providing healthcare in the changing COVID-19 situation, it is felt that this is the most appropriate decision. We shall continue to review and will publish latest updates to this page. Next scheduled update: 4 October 2021.
Please click here for guidance on gaining relevant work experience during COVID-19 from the Medical Schools Council.
Careers broadcasts held recently and available to view on demand
Surrey Heartlands/HEE Surrey, Social Care – held 29 June
Health Careers LIVE are live streamed events that broadcast to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about the different job roles within the NHS. This broadcast will cover the many different pathways into Social Care. Join here: https://learnliveuk.com/surrey-health-careers-live-social-care/
Surrey Heartlands/HEE Surrey, Healthcare Science – held 1 July
Health Careers LIVE are live streamed events that broadcast to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about the different job roles within the NHS. This broadcast will cover the many different pathways into Healthcare Science. Join here: https://learnliveuk.com/surrey-health-careers-live-healthcare-science/
Virtual career fair
A virtual career fair was held on 22 April 2021 showcasing many NHS roles including medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, speech and language therapy, midwifery, radiography, pharmacy, healthcare sciences and more.
A selection of on demand resources from the event can be viewed here: click here.
Other careers resources
Studying Healthcare is a partnership between the Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Schools Councils to provide up-to-date and accurate information about the university application process for healthcare subjects.
Studying Healthcare provides information on how to apply for a degree in medicine, dentistry or pharmacy to set yourself on the path to becoming a healthcare professional. The website has a particular focus on widening access by ensuring that students from all backgrounds are supported to make an informed choice to study healthcare at university.
It also provides an outreach hub which enables students, parents and school staff to access events and resources delivered and developed by university health faculties across the UK.
This website has been generously funded by Health Education England. Follow this link to the website: https://studyinghealthcare.ac.uk/
The following websites are an amazing resource with many areas to explore including:
- Find your health career quiz / Map your career
- Explore roles
- Career planning
- Working for the NHS
- Case studies from healthcare professionals
- Gaining work experience
- Frequently asked questions