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Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust celebrates Work Experience Month with a Nursing and Midwifery Career Event and Get Into pre-employment programme.

11th. October 2018

Celebrating Work Experience Month with a Nursing and Midwifery Career Event


On Monday 15th. October, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is running its second Nursing and Midwifery event: What’s it all about? The Fact Finders 2018.


The Work Experience Team, in partnership with the Nurse Education Team, will be welcoming 72 local school students in years 10 – 12 for this all-day, action packed event. The attendees will be welcomed by Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s Chief Nurse before hearing from representatives of its medical professions on Nursing Now and Midwifery Matters.

Attendees will complete hands-on interactive sessions covering the Trust’s Clinical Skills SimWard, CPR and a Call the Midwife session, whilst student nurses and midwifes from the University of Wolverhampton will give a presentation on their own student journeys.


The attendees will also get to visit New Cross Hospital and see a busy NHS environment in action. Escorted around the wards by a student nurse or midwife, attendees will get valuable insight into the hospital’s working mechanics and also the opportunity to put plenty of questions to ward staff, students or even patients!


This fantastic event is to encourage attendees to continue to work towards a career in nursing or midwifery or alternatively (and importantly) to investigate other career options in the NHS.



Get Into pre-employment programme during Work Experience Month


Work Experience Month will also see The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, in partnership with the Prince’s Trust, run its latest Get Into pre-employment programme. The four-week, non-clinical placement will support up 12 local people back into employment.


As part of the programme, the attendees will be given eight days of internal training, which will include induction, alongside completion of the online e-learning mandatory packages, manual handling and an accredited first aid course. They will also be given a session on CV writing and interview skills in preparation for completing the NHS Jobs application form, and will take part in mock interviews.


On completion of the course, all attendees will be invited to one of the Trust’s celebration events. Here, they will deliver a presentation in front of family and friends to showcase their experiences with the Trust, both as a whole and also within their specific placement areas.  


Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is hopeful its placement managers will consider permanent positions for any successful participants on the programme, but there will also be the opportunity for them to join the Trust’s temporary staffing bank; this offers flexibility of working hours whilst still having the benefits of being a permanent member of staff.


This is all fantastic Work Experience Month news from Gold Level accredited Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - demonstrating its commitment to delivering excellent Work Experience opportunities. From all of us at Fair Train - keep up the great work!

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