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HEE invites A-level students to consider NHS career

10 August 2021

With over 350 careers to choose from Navina Evans Health Education England Chief Executive is inviting students to consider a career in the NHS as thousands find out their A-level results.  

HEE’s NHS Health Careers team are offering a wide range of help and advice for students wanting to know what to do next after sixth-form or college including tips and ideas and where to go for support.

There are many options available to students who haven’t received the results they wanted or are unsure on where their qualifications will take them next, these include: 

HEE’s NHS Health Careers team are putting the spotlight on the variety of NHS careers, routes open to students including going straight into a job, apprenticeships or going to university. Useful tips for completing applications and interviews will also be available such as the importance of understanding the NHS values and what they mean to the people who work in the NHS.

They will also be sharing the inspiring stories of NHS staff who have overcome barriers, such as not getting the grades they had hoped for, to reach their dream career .

This can be a very stressful time for students and there is a lot of mental health and wellbeing support available to help those  who need it including:  

  • Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity and has lots of information and resources to help. 
  • The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust has advice and tips to for managing anxiety and stress during Clearing. 
  • Young Minds has advice for young people who are disappointed with their exam results.   

Navina Evans, Chief Executive, Health Education England said: 

“Congratulations to everyone receiving their A-level results today. You should all be very proud of yourselves for completing your studies during these unprecedented times. 

“For those of you who haven’t achieved the grades they wanted, or are unsure about the future, please don’t worry, the good news is that you have plenty of options and support available to help you.  You could consider a career in the NHS, go to university, or consider one of the fantastic apprenticeships that are available. 

Our NHS Health Careers team is ready and waiting to give you helpful guidance on the wide range of options that are open to you.  Please contact them either by email, phone or social media with your questions. Whatever you do next, I wish you all the very best and hope you will consider working in the NHS."

To contact NHS Health careers team 

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T: 0345 60 60 655

E: advice@healthcareers.nhs.uk