Job description

Step into the NHS
Schools competition 2013/14
How to enter
Did you know…
There is much more to working for the NHS than being a doctor
or nurse.
In fact there are over 350 different careers available in the NHS.
What’s more, it’s the largest employer in Europe and the fourth
biggest in the world. The NHS employs more than 1.35 million
people in England!
What’s this competition all about?
It’s about thinking how you might let other young people know
about the many different careers in the NHS.
They include jobs in areas like speech therapy, art therapy,
engineering, finance, human resources and even gardening!
Every employee is part of the NHS team which helps to make a
difference to people’s lives every single day.
Your brief
To promote a specific career in the NHS by creating a range of
recruitment materials, which appeal to students of your age group.
You can enter as an individual or as a group but you cannot have
more than four people in a group.
Take the personality quiz at to see which career would
suit you best.
There are 66 different careers to find out about.
for more information on the competition and
downloadable materials.
Extend your search to find out as much as you can about other
careers that are available too.
Information about the 350 plus different careers is available at
Choose a career
Select a career that you find interesting from all the ones
you have researched.
Try to choose a career that is different to the ones chosen
by other members of your class.
You can then discuss the different roles between you and
start to understand how different people in the NHS work
as part of a team.
Extend your research
Conduct further research into the job you have chosen.
You should extend your research as far as possible.
Here are some other useful links to help you:
Prepare your competition entry
For the job you have chosen, you will need to create two
recruitment materials:
1. A job advertisement
2. A job description
A job advert for the role
In which media would you choose to advertise? For example,
will your advertisement be a piece of film, a poster or a
Who is the target audience?
Your advert should be creative, fun and lively. Please avoid
using copyrighted materials, for example music on videos
and websites.
How will you make this role sound interesting to young
A job description for the role
Think about the role and key responsibilities.
What personality would suit the job best?
What knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications are
Example job descriptions are included on the enclosed CDROM and online at
What are the judges looking for?
1. Job advertisement
fun, lively and appealing to your age group
creative and original
understanding of chosen career.
2. Job description
creative understanding of role and what it involves
clear structure and presentation.
understanding of entry routes to chosen career, for example
knowledge, skills, experience and relevant qualifications
Submitting your entry
You must send in a completed entry form with your work.
Please make sure you complete all sections fully.
The closing date for the competition is 31 January 2014.
Things to include
To support your entry, you can include images, storyboards, mood
boards and other materials.
Please make sure every piece of paper you attach is clearly
marked with your details.
How will the winners be decided?
A panel of experienced judges will meet to decide on the
One winner will be chosen from each of the ten regions
around the country.
One of these will be selected as the overall national winner.
What can you win?
National winner
The winning individual or each member of the winning group will
receive a netbook computer and a certificate.
Ten regional winners
A £50 Amazon voucher and a certificate will be awarded to the
winning individual or each member of the winning group.
Highly commended
We will select a number of highly commended entries and each
member of the group will receive a certificate.
Good luck!

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