New campaign to encourage young people to consider a radiography career

Published: 31 May 2018 Ezine

People aged between 16 and 18 are the target of a new campaign to attract more people to study for degrees in the allied health professions (AHP). It will attempt to increase applications through Clearing 2018 and ahead of the UCAS applications deadline in January 2019.

Spearheaded by Health Education England, the campaign will run primarily across social media and digital platforms to inspire and inform sixth form and college students about what AHP degrees, including radiography, have to offer.

It will put a spotlight on the benefits, including:

  • a social purpose - the chance to make difference to people’s lives
  • high graduate employment
  • the opportunity to work anywhere in the country
  • career development opportunities such as teaching, research and team leadership

A team of student and newly-qualified AHPs from across the country have been recruited as ambassadors to spread the word about their professions, talk about their experiences and provide first-hand advice.

Launching the campaign, Ian Cumming, chief executive Health Education England said, “We want more young people leaving sixth form or college to consider a career in the allied health professions. These are highly valued and rewarding careers that we want young people to consider. These are roles that whilst challenging, offer a chance to make a real difference to people’s lives. These degrees offer some of the best rates of employability and a guaranteed job for life."