A brief history and background to
Career Conversations

This document provides details on how the Career Conversations project came about, the steps that were taken to identify the needs of students, how the resources were developed and how you can get in touch if you would like to help develop further resources.

Career Conversations Project
Background Presentation

This presentation explains the backdrop to the project and guides you through the 6 major stages in the creation of the Career Conversation resources.

Video Resources

Josh – Clinical Skills Lecturer

In these Career Conversations videos we speak to Josh, Clinical Skills Lecturer to find out about his typical day, his professional history and how extraurricular activity during his studies enhanced his employability skills.

Helen – Practice Development Lead

In these Career Conversations videos we speak to Helen, Practice Development Lead. She gives us an overview of her job, gives an example of her typical week and tells us about her professional history that led to her taking up the role.

Nancy – Community Health Visitor

In this Career Conversations video we speak to Nancy, a Health Visitor to find out what inspired her to take up the position, what a typical day is like and what she enjoys about the job the most.


Tendai — a Clinical Educator at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Tendai, a Clinical Educator, at Moorfields Eye Hospital tells
us about her varied week supporting learners.

Davison — Operations Care Home Manager

Operations Care Home Manager, Davison, tells us about a typical day in his role as well as its highlights and his inspiration.

Resource Library

Capital Nurse

Type: Website, Interactive Tool

URL: cnp.cpdnow.net

Relevant to Career Conversation Theme/s: 5

The Capital Nurse Digital Career Framework Tool helps nurses of all levels review their career progress, set and work towards career goals and help build professional confidence to reach them. The tool is closely aligned to the NMCs requirements for revalidation.

Listening Lunches

Type: Live Event

Email: Equalities@beh-mht.nhs.uk

Relevant to Career Conversation Theme/s: 1, 5

Staff and students based within BEH can attend the listening lunches sessions. These are informal gatherings of staff from across the trust from a range of backgrounds to promote dialogue on the different career paths that there are to senior positions.


URL: www.mdxworks.com

Relevant to Career Conversation Theme/s: 1,2,4,5

Staff and students of Middlesex University can make use of the university’s career service, MdxWorks. They provide face to face and online resources. They offer advice on CVs and applications, interview prep and job searching.


URL: www.wecommunities.org/about

Relevant to Career Conversation Theme/s: 1-5

WeNurses hold regular weekly online chats for nurses. Topics rotate each week and are often topical. Anyone can join in by using the hashtag #WeNurses on Twitter. Check out their website for details of their next chat and a guide on how to take part.


URL: www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/nursing

Relevant to Career Conversation Theme/s: 1, 4

Prospects website provides a good quality overview of various nursing jobs, typical employers how you can build your CV and where you can gain work experience. The website helps to understand the state of play of nursing jobs as a whole.