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 · 4 weeks 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 · 4 weeks ago

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

sweetie091 · 4 weeks ago

Am I allowed maybe?

milkpuddin · 4 weeks ago

first to comment

monkey61 · 4 weeks ago

I don't really know.

squish123 · 4 weeks ago

why so many say no?!

charlieee7 · 3 weeks 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 · 3 weeks ago

I want to be NHS ambulance driver

goldkitty1 · 3 weeks ago

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

mrbabyyoda · 3 weeks 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 · 3 weeks ago

Yay first to comment 😀

loldoll20 · 3 weeks 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 · 3 weeks 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 · 3 weeks ago

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

hami · 3 weeks 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 · 3 weeks ago

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

brizoceto · 3 weeks 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 · 3 weeks ago

also 123emperor you are not the first to comment

lunaluna · 3 weeks 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 · 2 weeks ago

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

backbender · 2 weeks ago

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

katkid10 · 2 weeks 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 · 2 weeks ago

I'm not squeamish so...