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Considering a career in the NHS on A-level results day? Our nurses show the breadth of the profession

Today students are collecting results for A-levels, T-levels and BTec examinations. Clearing places in nursing and other healthcare programmes are available.

For those who are considering their next steps a career in the NHS could be life-changing. Now exam results have been announced, clearing places are available for nursing and midwifery.

Nursing is a diverse and multifaceted profession with specialisms including learning disabilities, mental health and pediatrics. At the Tavistock and Portman our 45 nurses do amazing work in our unique mental health and teaching organisation and bring a combined 650 years of experience in the NHS. You can find out more about this fulfilling discipline and read about the stories of nurses at the Tavistock and Portman.

Those who choose to attend university to study nursing or midwifery could also be eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund, which will guarantee a grant of £5,000 a year, as well as specialist payments for studying mental health or learning disability nursing.

Students will also leave university as one of the most employable graduates in the UK, with 94% of those studying nursing landing a job within six months.

UCAS clearing is now open and prospective students will be able to apply for courses until 17 October. Entry requirements for nursing and midwifery degree courses will vary, but students are advised they will likely need at least two A Levels or equivalent. Contact a university directly to find out what specific qualifications are needed.

If you think nursing could be the career for you, search ‘NHS nursing careers’ to find out more about the range of roles within the NHS and how to apply.

Antonia Carding-Wright, Associate Director of Nursing at the Trust, said: “Good luck to everyone receiving their results this summer. I’ve been a nurse for 16 years, and my time at the Tavistock and Portman has taught me that there are so many ways a career in this field can develop, in rewarding and enriching ways.”