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.

Our new video will tell you all about it.

Download materials for 2017/18

Resources for 2017/18 competition are now available to download for you to plan your involvement in the competition over the summer.

A range of support is available to teachers including:

You can submit your entry online or by post.

2016/17 winners

We’re pleased to announce that the national winner is Heenal Nilesh from the New College school in Leicester.

Heenal's entry included an eye-catching lab coat with information about being a microbiologist including slogans such as “microbiologists do it with culture”.

To find out more about her 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.