We offer a variety of initiatives to support career development and decision making, primarily aimed at doctors. These include workshops, one-to-one support, virtual learning careers modules and web-based resources. We also support faculties in the delivery of careers support activity, for example at faculty and educational events and via collaborative work at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The team is also part of the national HEE Health Careers Team, which has worked together to integrate three previous websites (NHS Careers, Medical Careers and PHORCaST for Public Health careers) into a brand new national Health Careers website: www.healthcareers.nhs.uk.
Regional and National Networks
- HEE Medical, Dental, Recruitment and Selection (MDRS) group – strategic development around careers in medical and dental and sharing good practice.
- HEE careers strategic framework group – working to create a national framework around careers. Linking with widening participation and talent for care.
- Professional associations in careers - Association for Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), Career Development Institute (CDI).
- People in UK Public Health – a national advisory group providing independent, expert advice to the departments of the four UK countries on an overarching strategy for the public health workforce.
- HEE Public Health Network – sharing good practice and innovation in public health.
Decisions about career development and career choice may be influenced by the information we provide. It’s our role to help people make the right career decisions for them: getting the right people with the right values into appropriate training programmes and roles is ultimately in the interests of patients.
The development of career management skills can empower people to take control of their careers, which can lead to satisfying careers. For example, developing self-awareness, effective career exploration strategies, decision making skills and strengthening performance for interviews and selection centres.
Our activities involve the full range of stakeholders, including employing organisations, job seekers, and employees (school students, graduates, career changers, careers advisors, university students, healthcare professionals). In our work with the health careers website, good careers information can lead to better decision-making. As such, better decision-making can have wider benefits for stakeholders and the labour market.
We ensure value for money by making sure we offer people information, advice and guidance in the most cost effective and appropriate ways. Getting the right people into appropriate training programmes is ultimately in the interests of the tax payer.