Chance to win some prizes

Entries for the 2018/19 Step into the NHS schools’ competition have now closed but it will be back in 2019/20.

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 is 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 video will tell you all about it.

Resources and lessons

Teaching resources/lesson plans for the 2018/19 competition are still available to download.

2018/19 winners

We are just going through the thousands of entries received and we will be in touch with the winning schools by the end of March.

To find out more about the 2017/18 winners, visit the Health Careers website.

NHS supporting the competition locally

Are you an NHS employee signed up to Inspiring the Future or working with your local secondary school? Take a look at our handy guide which has great ideas on how you can use the Step into the NHS competition to help engage students during your visit. You can also read how one NHS organisation worked with local schools in their area.