Flexible career opportunities
Although the UTC has a focus on health care and health science, students acquire robust qualifications and transferable skills universally welcomed by all employers and universities. Their unique education equips them for the world of work whatever career pathway they may eventually choose, and encourages them to explore opportunities they may not even know exist.
Careers advice and support
All Health Futures UTC students benefit from extensive careers advice and signposting to help them on their journey through education and into the world of work, higher education, apprenticeship or specialist training.
Whatever their eventual choice everyone is given valuable access to career specialists and professionally qualified partners, all of whom are happy to share their first-hand knowledge and experience to help our young people make important decisions about their life choices.
The World of Work
Extensive health career opportunities
For those who decide on a health-focused career pathway our partnership with major NHS organisations provides a valuable insight into the 350+ career opportunities offered by the UK’s largest employer. But even with that level of choice prospects are not limited to medical, care or laboratory roles. Another rich seam for employment is public health which focuses on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting wellbeing. There is tremendous career diversity and opportunity across the entire health economy locally, nationally and globally spanning the NHS, Local Authorities, charitable organisations, private businesses and community schemes.
Not sure what career might suit you?
You can find out much more about health career opportunities online – for example the NHS website introduces young people to the vast range of choices on offer and advises them on the qualities, skills and qualifications needed to follow their ambitions.
With an A-Z of careers, videos, case studies and an interactive career-mapping tool designed to help you explore and consider the kind of work and roles you might enjoy, there’s plenty of practical information to be found at www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk and an insight into the vast array of public health careers at www.phorcast.org.uk.
A Health Futures education stands our students in good stead when considering other avenues too. For example our partnership with The University of Wolverhampton allows us to take advantage of their Institute of Sport where students can explore an education route that can lead to becoming a sports science specialist.
Our partners at West Midlands Ambulance Service have put together the video below discussing the varying roles within the ambulance service and the different routes of progression within the organisation. This is just one example of the differing roles within one aspect of the NHS, with a Health Futures education we will strive to open as many doors for future progression as we possibly can, no matter what role you want to go into.