Two exciting days in a row for one NHS Trust in Shropshire
18th. December 2018
Two uplifting stories in two days for Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust: one of its team wins annual Work Experience Award - and the Trust takes part in an all-day event at Shrewsbury Town F.C. to get young students enthusiastic about a career in the NHS.
Each year Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust receives a large number of requests from Year 10 students who are looking for placements in a wide range of areas. But, for different reasons, the Trust is unable to offer opportunities in several clinical areas.
However, it has devised a really engaging work-related learning week which allows those students to meet staff who are working in clinical professions and to take part in relevant interactive activities. Feedback from students, schools and parents has been very positive, with many stating that it revealed the wider range of other careers and professions they hadn’t realised existed in the NHS.
One of the schools whose students attended the work-related learning week also held an annual work experience awards ceremony on 27th November where the Trust’s Project Manager for the Shropshire Health and Social Care Rotational Apprenticeship Scheme, Tracy Newbold, won the category of ‘Most Helpful Mentor’ – in which there were 17 other nominations. Sincere congratulations to Tracy from all of us at Fair Train; keep up the great work!
That’s not all that Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust has been involved in recently. The health and social care providers across Shropshire (4 NHS Trusts, council services and care providers) have just hosted their annual careers event at Shrewsbury Town Football Club on 28th November. The event was aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 who are considering their next steps and discovering the options that are available to them. The event was also open to the general public in the afternoon. Over 400 people attending and more great feedback: clearly the event was a terrific success, yet again!
Staff at the Trust, from a variety of departments and representing a wide range of careers, hosted a stand with interactive activities to engage the students and to inspire them to consider one of the 350+ careers the NHS can offer. They were provided with information on the various work experience opportunities available, including apprenticeships, and the Trust has already received numerous enquiries.
Warm congratulations to Tracy Newbold and her colleagues at the Trust.