Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust going up through the gears for Work Experience Month
16th. October 2018
It’s hard to believe that Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust can go up through the gears and get even busier in its Work Experience activities for Work Experience Month – but that’s exactly what the team there is doing. The new academic year brings a flood of requests from schools and colleges for NHS Career Ambassadors to attend their various careers events, and the Trust has agreed to six of these requests already for Work Experience Month alone ... and it hasn’t stopped there.
That’s happening alongside Salford Royal running its Prince’s Trust Get Into Hospital programme and welcoming the next cohort of eleven excited Supported Internship students who are about to embark and undoubtedly enjoy their placements.
Since January, the newly formed Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, of which Salford Royal Foundation Trust is a part - along with The Royal Oldham, North Manchester General, Fairfield General and Rochdale Infirmary has also run a number of Open Days. The open days were for the public and promoted work experience, Supported Internships, Nurse Cadet Programmes, volunteering opportunities and, of course, careers, at each hospital.
Work Experience Month marks the number of placements offered by the group climbing past 500 in less than a year; that equates to approximately 11,250 hours of invaluable experience!
This is definitely workforce development in very positive and successful action – and many congratulations to the group’s Widening Participation team on its commitment, enthusiasm and sheer hard work: that combination is what has produced such terrific results.
From all of us at Fair Train …. Keep up the GREAT work!