The Times is reporting that more and more students are applying for careers in nursing and the caring professions. Numbers are up by a third this year – with 60,000 applying to study nursing, according to the university admissions service UCAS.
Ruth May, the chief nursing officer for NHS England, said: “During COVID the level of interest in working for the NHS has trumped lots of other career options and that speaks volumes about how people recognise our profession.”
If your students are interested in a career in health there’s a wealth of information on The WOW Show website (www.thewowshow.org) to help them.
Our Health Careers Special (https://www.thewowshow.org/health-careers-special/) looks in detail at 14 careers as Allied Health Professionals; and our National Careers Week Special features staff at The Christie NHS Foundation. https://www.thewowshow.org/saving-lives-hassans-story/
There are also specialist Careers Guides on Therapeutic Radiography and Podiatry. (https://www.thewowshow.org/careers-guides-therapeutic-radiography-and-podiatry/)All the programmes come with preparation free resources for teachers https://www.thewowshow.org/teachers.