As part of Work Experience Month, #TeamSFH hosts careers event for local 16-18 year olds
18th October 2019
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is part of the Nottinghamshire Work Experience Hub. It comprises of the three NHS Trusts in the area, and includes Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - with all three having recently been accredited at Silver level, and the Hub itself is in the process of gaining accreditation as a Facilitator.
To coincide with National Work Experience month, local students were invited to Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 4th October to attend a Health and Care careers event at the King’s Mill Conference Centre. The students learnt about the many career choices available to them in the health and care sector.
Students from Quarrydale, Brunts , Samworth Church and Manor schools and West Nottinghamshire College participated in hands-on activities across workshops including:
Learning about the triage system and performing clinical observations, including testing blood pressure and taking temperatures.
Working with the Medical Equipment Team, observing demonstrations of echocardiogram and pacing equipment.
Learning about moving and handling techniques.
Participating in tasks linked to Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Operating Theatres.
Learning about a wide range of different clinical and non-clinical careers that Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has to offer.
The students also had an opportunity to view the Trust’s Simulation Suite and to talk to representatives from Human Resources, Finance, Pharmacy, Administration, Nottinghamshire Health Informatics Service and Voluntary Services.
Lee Radford, Deputy Director of Training & Education, said: “This was an excellent opportunity to engage with young people and to highlight that there are a range of different clinical and non-clinical careers that the NHS has to offer. We’re also inspiring young people to look at both traditional and new routes into health and social care, such as apprenticeships.”
Following the event, 93% of students said that they were inspired to consider a career in the health sector.