HealthTec is a health education project set up in May 2014 to provide young people with a practical insight into the full range of 360+ careers within the NHS, using a unique simulation centre containing an ambulance, mock residential bedsit, hospital ward and mortuary based in a school in south Birmingham.

Since then, HealthTec has worked with over 10,000 students in fifty different schools and colleges across the West Midlands, in partnership with organisations including the University of Birmingham, the Social Mobility Foundation and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

This work ranges from a Work-related Learning Experience programme following a week-long patient journey though professional areas including Nursing, Genomics and Radiography, to careers days focusing on job roles including Paramedics and Speech and Language Therapists, to delivering qualifications such as the Royal Society for Public Health’s Level 2 Youth Health Champions Award.

All of these opportunities allow young people to gain a comprehensive overview of the depth of careers within the NHS, along with the educational pathways through which they can be reached, from university degrees to apprenticeships at all levels.

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