Sandon School take career footsteps into the NHS

Sandon School take career footsteps into the NHS

As part of Health Education England’s #StepintotheNHS competition, Sandon School in Chelmsford, Essex, ran a Career Footsteps event that focused on careers in the health sector. The #stepintotheNHS competition is running to help raise awareness of the 350 roles that a career in the NHS has to offer.

This event brought together Year 9 students to encourage them to think about the range of careers in the health sector they can pursue. As part of the #stepintotheNHS competition students researched the variety of jobs in the health sector and then design a poster to advertise their chosen career. Other activities included mock interviews and presentations around the volunteers’ careers.

Sandon School take career footsteps into the NHS

Volunteers included the following:

Helen Lloyd-Rainbow, Ford Motor Company Ltd

Ian Chiverton, Home Office

Andrea Purser,  DWP

Paris Bartholomew

Uruemu Okun, Capgemini

Rebecca Bruce, Mercer

Caroline O’Leary, QuintilesIMS

Paul Deemer, NHS Employers

Cheryl Nevin, NHS – Barts Health NHS Trust

Andrew Nwosu, NHS England

Dirk Pilat, NHS

Katherine Huband, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust

Darren Aldrich, Health Education England

Sandon School take career footsteps into the NHS

A year 9 student said:

“The day was incredibly useful and informative. It thoroughly helped with my GCSE choices and what job I would like to do.”

Volunteers Rebecca and Sheila from Mercer said:

“I found it inspiring, engaging and interactive/ (the day) integrated business skills into a school environment, setting them (the students) up for the future/ the event installed business ethics into a school environment.”

Andrea Purser, from the Department for Work and Pensions, commented:

“It has been so inspiring how engaged and well they (the students) can research and use teamwork skills to perform a presentation in such a short space of time.”

Schools and colleges interested in hosting a Career Footsteps event can get in touch with the team on 0207 566 4880 or drop us an email to