A-level results day is today (10 August 2021) with GCSE results day being just a couple of days away on (12 August 2021)! Whether your results are better than you expected, what you expected or not quite what you were expecting, there are many career options within health and care for you, with roles where you can make a huge difference too. It may be that there are roles in health and care that you have always wanted to do, or ones that you have never heard of – did you know, there are roles that include nursing and midwifery, biomedical sciences, care worker, digital and logistics to name a few? The list of roles available is extensive, so do have a look at the full list available here. You may find something that interests you!

Joining your local health and care organisation can be in a variety of different ways such as volunteering, t-levels, apprenticeships, permanent roles or even via our staff bank! Each of these options include a different career path with t-levels and apprenticeships providing education alongside working, however all of them include gaining valuable experience and being involved in great organisations that make a difference. It’s all about what works best for you.

For those that may not have got the grades that they had hoped for there are still ways to achieve your chosen profession i.e. you can complete functional skills (English and Maths) via the apprenticeship or t-level route with us. There are also opportunities to achieve your chosen profession via an alternative route to university should this route not be available.

We understand there is a lot of information to take in and you may not know where to start! If you would like to find out more, or gain some advice on a career path you would be interested in please do contact CareersAcademy@nhft.nhs.uk who are happy to help!

Laura Watts, Project Manager – Apprenticeships and Widening Participation said: “Whatever your results, the routes and opportunities available across the county are limitless and we’re ready to support you to take your next step in your career within health and social care”.