Chance to win some prizes

The Step into the NHS schools’ competition is back for its tenth year! It offers year 8 and 9 students 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.

Our video will tell you all about it.

Resources and lessons

Resources for 2018/19 competition are now available.

A range of support is available to teachers including:

You can either download all the resources or order a hard copy including a teachers pack and USB stick packed with all the resources by calling 0345 60 60 655 or using our contact us form quoting stock code CAR10201.

2017/18 winners

Our national winner was Joe Kinsella from the Keswick School in Cumbria.

Joe's entry was a board game to advertise and explain the role of A&E doctor! The judges were impressed with his creative snakes and ladders-type game which takes ‘players’ through the necessary training, qualifications, skills and qualities necessary for the career

To find out more about his entry and the regional 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.