Are you interested in a career with the NHS?


8th July 2021

THIS week, as the National Health Service (NHS) celebrates its 73rd birthday, health chiefs are urging young people to think about working for the organisation.

Top officials, including the Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May, have written an open letter urging young people thinking about
what they want to do in future to consider joining “the biggest care team in the world”.

The letter, published on the NHS England website, says that the coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the amazing work of “our nurses, doctors, pharmacists, therapists, porters, cleaners and countless other staff.

“But with the pandemic response entering the recovery phase and as we tackle new challenges like long COVID, the NHS is looking for more talented and committed staff who will go the extra mile for patients and their families.

“While we cannot promise it will always be easy – it will be one of the most rewarding decisions you ever make.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed the letter, saying that he was “truly humbled as prime minister to mark 73 years of our NHS, which has saved so many lives”.

He added: “This great institution offers many fantastically fulfilling career routes and I urge anyone with the drive and talent to sign up to make a difference and change lives.”

What do you think?

Are you interested in a career with the NHS?


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fudgekid · 1 year ago

I would say no because even though I think the NHS are superheroes, I'm not interested in being a healthcare person because find being in tricky situations difficult. I think the NHS have coped really well with covid and stuff like that so 👏👏👏 to them.

scarlet10 · 1 year ago

it would be so cool but I'm more of a arty person

sweetie091 · 1 year ago

Am I allowed maybe?

milkpuddin · 1 year ago

first to comment

monkey61 · 1 year ago

I don't really know.

squish123 · 1 year ago

why so many say no?!

charlieee7 · 1 year ago

Definitely! Working for the NHS would be very difficult and stressful but it seems like a rewarding career. I'd love to help people as much as possible!

xiangxiang · 1 year ago

I want to be NHS ambulance driver

goldkitty1 · 1 year ago

I’m not but I would like to be a vet or run a cat shelter (I love cats)

mrbabyyoda · 1 year ago

When I see disgusting things I faint so I think an NHS job would be more suitable for people who are a bit braver than me!

123emperor · 1 year ago

Yay first to comment 😀

loldoll20 · 1 year ago

I mean even tho the NHS are the reason most of us aren’t in hospital (cue the applause), I’m more interested in a life that involves fun and lots of hobbies and a job that doesn’t put pressure under my back. Like… 🐱🐶 animal shelter maybe… or🎮🎧a YouTuber? What do u guys think? 🏳️‍🌈 supporter?

piggy9876 · 1 year ago

My big sister really loves first aid. She carries a first aid kit every where she goes. She goes many times a week to Saint Johns Ambulance and she has her hole life planned out like when she will go to medical school and have her biology masters degree. She would love to work for the NHS. However

piggy9876 · 1 year ago

I put no because I don't personally want to.

hami · 1 year ago

Yes but I don't want to be directly involved with the patients. I want to do something like making vaccines. I don't think I would be good at operations and similar things though.

ayyublol · 1 year ago

I’m not really into medical jobs. It’s too complicated for me

brizoceto · 1 year ago

I would say no but i still think that everyone who does work or want to work for the NHS are amazing and have been especially good throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

scarlet10 · 1 year ago

also 123emperor you are not the first to comment

lunaluna · 1 year ago

I’d love it because I’d know I’d be making a difference to lots of people’s lives. It would be stressful and challenging but knowing that I would be doing some good would keep me going :)

cuddle3 · 1 year ago

Difficult, I think I would like to be a midwife or something like that so YES.

backbender · 1 year ago

I think that the NHS workers are amazing, and I love helping people. So I voted ‘yes’.

katkid10 · 1 year ago

I don't think I should decide. Surely I should wait until I am sure and I know what sort of thing that I want to do when I am older? Also, I don't think that I would like to have someone's life on my hands. I believe though that they are heroes and they are AMAZING! More people should help others.

katkid10 · 1 year ago

I'm not squeamish so...

stkurian · 1 year ago

Honestly, I love what the NHS are doing for us and I am so grateful to them... but would probably like to do something else for a job.... I just can't handle injuries.

applejan · 1 year ago

I would love to because I like helping people and it would be nice to know that I have saved someone’s life

applejan · 1 year ago

Also my mum works for the nhs and I really admire her!🥰

gurlgmzhi7 · 12 months ago

I would say no because I have other ideas in my mind right now so I'm not really interested in to joining the NHS. But the NHS have been amazing at coping with stress, anxiety and the Coronavirus and have been true superhero es! I would love to help lots people but it's just that I have other ideas.

gurlgmzhi7 · 12 months ago

So yeah hi

gurlgmzhi7 · 12 months ago

I mean yeah the job is stressful for me

gurlgmzhi7 · 12 months ago

scarlet10 I am also an arty person! :)


mwhitty · 11 months ago

There’s a risk that I might get a disease so nooooo!