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Information for Employers

A Health Ambassador is a qualified and experienced health worker who is willing to inspire and encourage young people to think about a career and educational opportunities in healthcare.

They have enthusiasm, commitment, confidence, the ability to identify with young people, a passion for their work and a wish to inspire others to achieve their full potential.


The aims of the programme include:

•          Developing young people's interest in health-related areas

•          Promoting the health sector as a potential career choice for young people

•          Supporting the raising of standards and young people's attainment

•          Encouraging young people to aspire to reach their full potential

•          Developing teachers' professional understanding of the health sector

•          Supporting work-related and applied learning requirements in schools

 

 

How do we promote Health Ambassadors in my organisation?

By informing Health Ambassadors how they can become involved in a programme of working with local primary and secondary schools and colleges which may include:

• Giving presentations in a school setting to groups of students on health and social care courses

• Offering guidance and advice on the health sector and its many and varied job opportunities at a careers session

• Helping to facilitate workshops and work experience programmes and possibly becoming a mentor

 

A healthcare organisation may also offer the following:

• Open days

• Career events

• Taster sessions

• Work experience programmes and work shadowing

• Volunteer placements

If you want to sign up as an employer contact Oliver Hallam: oliver.hallam@educationandemployers.org. He can provide you with a dedicated link that you can share with the employees you would like to sign up.

Once you have a link employees can sign up by clicking on that link and following the steps. If they do this they will be associated to your trust/ organisation.

They will then be taken to the Inspiring the Future portal, where they will be asked to provide a few basic details, an email address and password and a few more details about what they can offer as a volunteer. They then need to fill out specialisms and activities that they are happy to volunteer for, and finally the location of the local authority where the employee lives/ works.

Registered ambassadors will know if they have a request when they receive an email from Inspiring the Future to say they have a message in their inbox from a teacher in their area. As an employer you can ask the employer team at Inspiring the Future for reports on who has signed up and what activity has taken place.

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