Chance to win some prizes

The Step into the NHS schools’ competition offers students in years 8 and 9 the chance to 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 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.

Send us your entry

This year we’ve created a new way for you to submit your students' entries. As well as being able to post us your entries to us, you can also submit them online by visiting the send us your entry page.

Our new video will tell you all about it.

Download materials for 2016/17

Resources for 2016/17 competition are now available to download.

A range of support is available to teachers including:

  • a teachers' pack
  • differentiated resources for lower ability, SEN and EAL students.

Printed packs will be sent to schools in September. To make sure you receive your copy contact us by:

    • calling 0345 60 60 655
    • emailing

Make sure you quote CAR10201.

2015/16 winners

Students from Surbiton High School were our 2015/16 winners. Izzy Arthur, Iris Aukett and Thea Morley impressed the judges with their entry to promote the role of a midwife to their peers.

The competition attracted entries from across the country with more than 3,000 students sending their entries and a further 5,000 estimated to have taken part.

For more information on the winners, including the regional winners, visit the Health Careers website.

Handy guide for NHS school volunteers

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.