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Latest Step into the NHS schools competition up and running

The Step into the NHS schools’ competition is underway for 2015/16 and students in years 8 and 9 can win a tablet or a £50 Amazon voucher!

What’s it all about?

There’s much more to working for the NHS than being a doctor or nurse. In fact there are more than 350 different careers in the NHS and, with that many careers on offer, there’s a job to suit anyone, no matter what your interests and skills are. That’s where the Step into the NHS competition comes in.

How to get involved

We want students to choose an NHS career that interests them and create a job description and an advert to tell their friends and other young people about it. Students can work on their own or in teams of up to four.

Our new video will tell you all about it.

All entries must be received by Sunday 31 January 2016 and schools will be informed if students are winners by end of March 2016.

Full competition details and materials are available in the teacher's pack. January 2016 will be here before you know it!

Download materials

We have created a range of materials for teachers and students to download to help them take part in the competition.

Alternatively, you can order hard copies of the teachers pack and CD-rom with all the materials by:

Just make sure you quote CAR10201.

Some of the teaching materials, including the teachers pack and students briefing sheet, mention the new Health Careers website. However, this will not be live until the beginning of October. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. In the meantime, you can also use the NHS Careers website

If you're a student in school year 8 or 9, don’t miss out. Make sure your teacher has a competition pack so you can take part.

Good luck!

Last year's winners

Congratulations to our national winners for 2014/15 - Dani Ashwell and Emily Geeson Bond from Nottingham Girls' High School. Their entry on the role of a neurosurgeon impressed the judges a great deal. The girls made a creatively directed video and poster to promote the role to their peers; you can watch their video here.

Further congratulations go to the regional winners for 2014/15 who each received a certificate and an Amazon voucher.

See their entries, along with previous winners’ ones, on our YouTube channel.