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NHS Step into Health Open Day: St Helens and Knowsley NHS

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The NHS in conjunction with The Royal Foundation and Walking With The Wounded, has designed the first access pathway from the military into the numerous career opportunities available in the NHS.

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Step Into Health Programme (NHS Taster Days)

The National Health Service (NHS) is one of the biggest employers in Europe and employs more than one million people in a surprising variety of jobs.

The NHS in conjunction with The Royal Foundation and Walking With The Wounded, has designed the first access pathway from the military into the numerous career opportunities available in the NHS.

The NHS is the largest employer in the country with over 300 different career opportunities, including many non-clinical roles within management and ancillary services.

The Step into Health Programme provides bespoke work experience packages of up to 4 weeks for Veterans to explore the extensive career opportunities available. Once the work placement is complete the candidate has a guaranteed interview within one of the areas they have experienced. The programme is open to all Service leavers and Veterans.

In 2014 Step into Health ran its first pilot with the Norfolk & Norwich University Trust. 80% of those veterans who completed a work placement went on to either secure employment within the NHS or move into further education leading to a career in healthcare.

This event is aimed at engaging with veterans, spouses and Service leavers to discuss the opportunities available within St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. On the day there will be presentations and Q&A sessions with NHS staff who have previously served in the military, as well as stands showing the variety of roles within the Trust and the access routes to these. There will also be opportunities to express your interest in work placements and to look at the current roles available.