Would you like to help young people in your community to make an informed decision about their career choices? Do you have a small amount of time to volunteer as a Health Ambassador for your organisation to share your occupational expertise?
Health Education England want to raise young people’s awareness and understanding of Health careers. As part of a Widening Participation programme, the Health Ambassadors scheme encourages people working and/or studying in healthcare to volunteer to speak in schools about their roles, or participate in careers events and activities.
Further information is also available under the following pages:
The aims of the scheme are to:
- Attract and ensure the future healthcare workforce by getting young people interested in your job, profession or sector which can help develop the talent pool and ensure a skilled workforce in the future.
- Ensure the future healthcare workforce is representative of the communities it seeks to serve
- Help young people make informed choices about the range of job roles within the NHS. Going into state schools and colleges can help dispel myths about jobs and professions, and importantly, ensure that young people have a realistic view of the world of work and the routes into it
If you are interested in signing up to become a Health Ambassador, or would like to recommend an individual, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for Health Ambassadors to access:
To support Health Ambassador activity, HEE have provided here some practical tools that could be utilised in different settings and links to related organisations involved.