Connecting AHP students to public health placements

Allied Health Professionals play an important role in the public health workforce, with opportunities to improve the public’s health, prevent premature mortality and reduce health inequalities. Their specialist expertise can also enhance the service of organisations serving the public’s health, from local councils to micro-charities. You can read about the benefits of public health placements for AHP students in our collection of placement examples.

This platform helps AHP students find placement opportunities in public health settings, and supports organisations which have not previously offered placements to AHP students or which are looking to offer additional placements to those they already offer.

If you are searching for a placement opportunity in a public health setting, tell us a bit more about the sort of placement you are looking for here.

If you are an organisation which supports the public’s health, tell us more about the placement opportunity you could offer an AHP student here.

This platform has been developed by the Royal Society of Public Health, commissioned by Health Education England, and with the support of Public Health England and the University of Lincoln.

Resources

If you want to learn about what each of the Allied Health Professions do, the NHS has a helpful introduction, and on RSPH’s AHP Hub, you can read reports, case studies, and evidence reviews about the difference which AHPs can make to public health. Our directory of the professional bodies and trade unions representing AHPs, can help you find out more about their role.

The University of Lincoln have developed three comprehensive toolkits to support Higher Education Institutions, organisations interested in hosting a AHP student, and AHP students themselves to develop public health placements. They cover organising, preparing for, delivering, and assessing these placements from each perspective. These can be downloaded from the Health Education England website here, along with a bank of case studies.

You can also read more about the research project behind Match Place here.

I am looking for a placement

 

Search for a placement opportunity in a public health setting based on the length, location and profession it is suitable for.

I can offer a placement

 

If you are an organisation which supports the public’s health, tell us more about the placement opportunity you could offer an AHP student here.