Virtual work experience: Health and Social Care

Future First has been working closely with Widening Participation in Medics Network, an organisation that exists to break down barriers to the profession by forming a supportive community, offer tips, resources and advice for prospective and current medical students from underrepresented groups. 

We are delighted to provide a free, downloadable, virtual work experience pack which provides an insight into the health and social care industry and helps students practice key employability skills to help them access future opportunities.

What’s included?

Our Work Experience in Health and Social Care pack is a week-long work experience programme which includes a workbook and a guidebook. The packs include the following: pre-recorded video messages and guided presentation slides; a student workbook which will be used simultaneously with interactive activities; top tips on pursuing careers in Medicine, Nursing, Social Work and Healthcare services from our alumni volunteers.

Through the use of this easily accessible and helpful resource, students can develop and strengthen their insight into a range of opportunities related to health and social care.

What are the benefits of taking part?

Why would you not take part in a free, downloadable, experience-gaining opportunity?

  • You will receive a certificate accrediting your achievement when you send us your completed student workbook
  • An excellent experience to add onto your CV and application forms 
  • You will receive live feedback from one of our alumni volunteers or employer partners on your final challenge task 
  • A great opportunity to develop your interpersonal skills
  • Self-evaluation, viewing your progress, skills and targets

Why the Health and Social Care Industry? 

The health and social care industry is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK, working towards giving people a better quality of life, the difference and impact you can make can be life-changing. Not sure if you’re interested in health and social care? There are over 350 health and social care careers – here are just some of the many career paths within the industry:

Health Visitor
Hospital Porter
Intensive Care Unit Technician
School Nurse
Speech and Language Therapist

Social Work and Counselling
Clinical Psychologist
Care Assistant
Social Worker
Care Worker
Nursery Nurse
Youth Worker
Occupational Therapist
Community and Support
Outreach Worker