Here is a list of some useful resources we have found. Please get in touch with us if you know of any others. Email: your.rheum@manchester.ac.uk

Useful organisations

Youth Employment

Is an independent organisation that supports young people with the skills and careers support they need to progress. They have a great careers hub with lots of information, free courses and templates. Home – Youth Employment UK

Astriid

Helps bridge the gap between the Invisible Talent Pool (people with chronic illnesses who wish to pursue volunteering or employment), and the UK skills crisis. Home (astriid.org)

Prospects

Prospects also has a number of great resources and information. You can search for work experience and jobs, as well as information/tips on CV writing and applying to university. Prospects.ac.uk

NHS / Health care / Medical

If you’re specifically interested in maybe having a career in health care / NHS or as a doctor, you might find the following document useful. Click here to download.

Podcasts

Nattering with the NHS

The Young Person’s Advisory Group North England (YPAGne) presents young people with the chance to participate in constructive projects, enabling them to gain a set of useful skills valued by universities and employers. 

Episodes can be watched live or anytime on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsEN7whM0PwHnGh58pnu7rg

Fans of Nattering with the NHS can contact YPAGne via email (nuth.ypagne@nhs.net) or on social media @YPAGne / @natteringwiththeNHS to provide feedback and ideas for the sessions, or to become a guest on the show.

Episode 1

Episode 2

CV writing tips

CV and cover letter tips Archives – Youth Employment UK

CVs and cover letters | Prospects.ac.uk

Research experience

Nuffield Research Placements

Nuffield Research Placements (NRPs) are engaging, real-life research or development projects, where talented year 12 (or equivalent) students are placed at the heart of a UK host organisation. They are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge learned at school while providing a meaningful contribution to the work of researchers and industry professionals. Nuffield Research Placements | STEM