Careers Champions

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Careers Champions Scheme Handbook.pdf1.49 MB
KSS_Careers Champion Scheme poster_Jan 17.pdf122.34 KB
List of Careers Champions 2017-18.xlsx71.03 KB
Careers Champions Scheme - Poster 2016-17.pdf473.63 KB

Careers Champions Scheme

The Careers Champions scheme is designed to put foundation doctors in touch with more senior colleagues at their trust who are willing to discuss careers questions informally.  

What is a Careers Champion?

Careers Champions are doctors at ST/CT1 – 8, or consultants, who have an interest in providing careers advice and guidance.  They can volunteer from any specialty, and will be able to provide real-life, on-the-ground information about their specialty to interested foundation doctors.  They may also set up events in the trust to publicise their specialties.

Careers Champions draw on their own career experiences and expertise to provide valuable insight for those of you planning your next steps.  Champions can guide and advise you on your choices beyond F2, and will provide an accurate context within which to base their career decisions.

How does it work?

  1. Check out the Careers Champions poster in your postgraduate centre (see attachments, right hand side of this page). It will either (a) contain the contact details of your local Champions, or (b) if there are too many volunteers to fit on the poster, it will tell you which specialties the Careers Champions have volunteered from. Contact details will be obtainable from the postgraduate centre.
  2. Think of some questions.
  3. Contact your chosen Champion using the contact details provided.  

Tips for Foundation Doctors

You should already have the following resources to help you plan your career:

  1. The extensive resources available at Health Careers: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk
  2. STFS website careers guidance resources: http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/careers-guidance.  

Ideally, you should be following the career planning model detailed on the Health Careers website. 

You can also find some useful career planning forms in ePortfolio which will help you record your progress.  They can also help you to plan your career questions and interrogate your choices.  

Careers Champions Downloads

You can download the details of our Careers Champions from the right-hand side. This data will allow you to choose a preferred Careers Champion in order to obtain further information and advice in the area they specialise in.

STFS is committed to protecting the personally identifiable information of its Careers Champions. We have obtained their details for registered trainees only. Therefore, we respectfully request that you do not give the contact details of any Careers Champions to anyone who is not registered with STFS.

If you do use the scheme, we'd be very grateful if you could please fill in a questionnaire to give us some feedback about your experience. Your feedback will help us to make sure trainees are getting the most out of the scheme, and to make improvements for next year. You can fill in the questionnaire here.

Questions and comments

If you have any questions or comments about the scheme, please e-mail careerchamps@stfs.org.uk.