70 students gain valuable insight into careers with the NHS at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
17th. October 2018
Work Experience Month marks a milestone and celebration for the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as it notches up its 174th work-based learning placement in the 6-month period, April to September this year.
Earlier in the year, the Trust welcomed more than seventy local Year 12 students to an Introduction to Medicine careers day to help them with their career ideas and to have a chance to hear first-hand experiences from consultants, GPs and medical students about the day-to-day reality of their job.
The afternoon gave students the opportunity to spend time in the Simulation Centre at the hospital, taking part in a patient scenario with ‘Dave’ the Simulation mannequin and being involved in activities with Clinical Skills, the Resus team, and Medical Physics.
Comments from the day ranged from “Insightful, engaging and well planned.” to “It gave me some real perspective on what the job is actually like”. The jam-packed day was followed up with the offer of work shadowing over the summer, prior to UCAS applications being submitted. It’s great that 75% of the participants accepted, as hopefully they will move forward in their careers with the NHS now high on their lists!
Terrific work Royal Berkshire!