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Future Talent, Future Heroes, an online programme for health and social care careers

June 1, 2021

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Speakers for this programme include:

Please note that speakers may change per cohort

When is it?

The programme begins on the 1st June, 2021.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for applications is May 26th, applicants can expect to hear back on May 27th.

Am I eligible?

Students in years 10-13 who attend a school or college based within Derby/Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire are invited to apply.

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What’s involved

Live workshops with employers

You’ll meet professionals in live
workshops and be able to ask
them questions.

Work and assignments

You’ll complete activities and work assignments to develop skills and knowledge.

Fits into your schedule

Complete all work and assignments at times that are suitable to you.


This programme is free for students.

Add the experience to your CV and Personal Statement.

You’ll get practical skills and knowledge.

You’ll earn a certificate if you complete the


Joined Up Careers Derbyshire are running a 2-week virtual health and social care work experience. This programme aims to give students in Year 10-13 an overview of a variety of NHS roles, covering Nursing, Adult Social Care, and the Allied Health Professions, as well as employability skills relevant to the NHS. During the programme, you’ll meet professionals in these areas from the Derbyshire NHS Group and be able to ask them questions. You’ll also complete assignments and quizzes throughout to deepen your learning. If you complete the full programme, you’ll receive a certificate to add to your Cv and/or Personal Statements.

Programme Provided by:

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire

What you’ll cover

During this 10-hour work experience programme, you’ll cover the following areas:  

- The World of NHS
- Nursing
- Becoming a Nurse
- Nursing in the Community
- Nursing and Covid-19
- Mental Health Nursing
- Adult Nursing
- Children’s Nursing
- Learning Disability Nursing
- Working in Adult Social Care
- The 14 Allied Health Professions
- The Art of Communication in Healthcare and Support
- Employability skills and getting career ready

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Virtual Work Experience

Common Questions

Please take a look at the FAQs below; and If you still need help, you can speak to our team on Live Chat. Monday to Friday (9am - 6pm).
What device should I use?
Use a desktop computer if you’re able to and use the Chrome browser.
What if I can’t attend a live talk?
Don’t worry if you can’t attend a webinar a recording will be added for you to watch on-demand.
What times are the webinars and where can I watch them?
You can find all the webinars within the live webinar section of your virtual work experience programme. You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in below.

The webinars typically last for about 40 minutes to an hour, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers via a Q&A function.
Do I need to watch the webinar to do the activities?
We recommend that you watch the webinars live where possible, as the industry experts and professionals will be able to give you insights that you may wish to use for the activity. However, for most programmes, you should be able to complete the activities and quizzes with the information that has been provided too.
What software do you use for the live talks?
We use a tool called BigMarker & YouTube Live for our live talks that won’t require you to download anything.
What if I can’t upload my work?
Please try saving your work as a PDF before uploading it.
I can’t sign in because my password isn’t working
If you forgot your password then you should be able to reset it here:

Don’t forget your work experience account is different from your main Springpod account so your passwords won’t be the same.
Where do I resume the programme?
You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in here:
I never received an email inviting me to join a programme?
If you completed the application process before the deadline then you should have received an email informing you whether or not you have a place. If you did not then please email:
Do I need my camera on for Live Talks?
No, not at all! You do not need your camera on at any time. Just be sure you have a good set of speakers or headphones for the live talks.
Will I receive a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate on completion of your programme. This will be emailed to you.
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