NHS healthcare science ambassadors help to:

  • Run science and engineering clubs;
  • Provide careers guidance and mentoring to interested students;
  • Facilitate NHS work based placements for both teachers and students.

As an ambassador you would give as little as half a day a year to help promote healthcare science as a profession, while also sharing your enthusiasm about a science career in the NHS. It is not a big time commitment but it can make a big difference in your area, particularly to young people in schools and colleges. You could get involved in:

  • Mentoring and careers talks
  • Science festivals and fairs
  • Community and youth groups
  • STEM Club activities

You will also benefit by increasing your confidence in your presentation skills, and gaining a sense of achievement and satisfaction with the work you are doing.

What to do next

  1. Register as a STEM Ambassador
  2. Contact your local STEM Ambassador Hub
  3. Complete your free of charge Enhanced Disclosure Check
  4. Complete an induction
  5. Receive your ID card and become an approved STEM Ambassador
  6. Start volunteering