Discover – What can I do with my degree?
You could begin by researching a career opportunities for Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs). However, you can also explore careers that don’t directly relate to your degree. Did you know that over 80% of graduate employers will recruit from any degree discipline?
Develop – Developing skills and experience
If you already have a clear career idea, the next step will be to develop your skills and experience to build your confidence and increase your knowledge. You probably already have some relevant experience but you might want to consider part-time work or volunteering to increase your chances of gaining graduate employment after completing your degree. It’s also a great way to try-out settings to see what you enjoy and if it’s a good fit for you!
Compete – Getting ready to apply for work or postgraduate study
When you know what you want to do and you’re ready to apply, we have all the tools, tips and advice right here. You can also use this information to help you if you’re at an earlier stage of your career thinking and are applying for part-time work or work placements.
Job websitesNHS jobs Nursing Times jobs
Careers information and guidanceNHS Health Careers Prospects | ODP careers information Skills for Care | Care careers Prospects | Healthcare job profiles Targetjobs | NHS vs private sector The Operating Theatre Journal
Complete this short online learning module to find out where to search online and get faster and more relevant job search results. Then search and apply for all opportunities on our vacancy portal.Online learning pathway – Job Searching Find opportunities on our vacancy portal
Your go-to guide, including examples and templates to get you started.CV and application advice Online learning pathway – Making applications Review your CV online using CareerSet
Get ahead of the competition by reading our top tips or follow our online self-led learning pathway.Interview advice Online learning pathway – interviews and assessments
Practice using our online tools or book a mock interview with a Careers Adviser.Practice online tests at Graduates First Practice interviews at Shortlist Me Book a mock interview
How to decide if postgraduate study is right for you, what you should consider and how to apply.Our top tips and advice Complete our online learning pathway – Postgraduate study
Take a look at the latest part-time jobs, placements, volunteering opportunities and graduate vacancies that may be of interest to ODP students. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.