The NHS 350+ Programme supports post-16 learners in discovering future career routes available within the NHS. It also dispels the myth that all roles involve a ‘hands-on’ medical/care element. The NHS is the UK’s largest employer, with its clinical staff providing medical care and treatment at its core. There are, however, a vast team of non-clinical staff who play vital roles in supporting, educating and developing what the NHS can offer.
Our apprenticeships offer routes into many of the more than 350 NHS careers through a mix of on-the-job training and classroom learning.
Supported internships offer 16-24 year olds with a learning difficulty, disability or autism, an opportunity to build their skills and confidence to go into paid work. Supported internships are a way of encouraging participation among this group who are often disproportionately excluded in society.
NEW for 2022, we are offering placements for T-Level students in both clinical and non-clinical roles. We can support the following courses:.
We are currently taking applications for placements in:
- Health and Science.
We are taking expressions of interest from post-16 providers for placements in:
- Business & Admin
- Digital & IT
We are currently in talks with departments who could facilitate placements for from Sept 2023:
- Engineering & Manufacturing
- Construction and built environment
- Creative design
About 350+ NHS Careers
The NHS 350+ Programme is FREE and works with each Post-16 Provider on an individual basis. Our Education Outreach Leads are qualified teachers with many decades of experience between them. They will be fully aware of the latest Government and Department for Education guidance, Ofsted foci and educational trends. We also understand that each school will have its own priorities and challenges and we will work with School Leaders to personalise our offer and ensure our programme adds value to your school’s Careers and Enrichment programmes. The 350+ team aim to meet the majority of Gatsby Benchmarks within our sessions. By working closely with each school to adapt or create bespoke sessions, we aim to also meet Benchmark 1, revisiting regularly to form part of your ‘stable careers programme’.
We know that successful lessons will be those that are tailored to the needs of the learners. To strive for this, we gather individual student responses and opinions through a variety of ways using our online platform, Nearpod, throughout the session. By gathering such information, we can adjust the direction of the session as it progresses and, very importantly, praise and celebrate fantastic individual contributions – a challenging task when meeting a cohort of the first time.
Our usual session format consists of an in-person visit from one of our team and (depending on session selected) an NHS colleague to support the content being delivered.
- We can work from within a classroom with small groups of students to 250 students in a lecture setting.
- We can deliver a single session in 60mins and repeat it across the school day if required
- We provide a ‘drop-down day’ – a variety of sessions allowing for students to carousel using the timings of your usual timetable.