Children keen for jobs in health and social care after school career fair


The Trust has been encouraging local children to consider a career in health and social care at a number of school careers fairs.

Business operations officers Trudy Warner and Gemma Allen, alongside Everild Hindley from South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw integrated care system workforce hub, visited Outwood Academy Carlton and Outwood Academy Shafton to speak to children and young people about the range of jobs available in the NHS and its partner organisations.

Younger children were asked what their favourite subject was at school, with Trudy and Gemma going on to explain the types of jobs they could do with their skills.

Older children more certain of their ideal job were given information on the college and university courses or apprenticeship options they could consider in order to progress towards their chosen career.

Over 150 students attended across the two events.

Trudy Warner commented: “A job in the NHS is one of the most interesting and rewarding careers you can have, and it was great to show this to the local school students. We spoke to many children, young people, parents and carers about the variety of jobs we can offer, and it was really helpful to show that NHS jobs aren’t just doctors and nurses”.

“We had a really positive influence on the young people we spoke to and have hopefully inspired a few future career choices by attending these events.”

Children keen for jobs in health and social care after school career fair

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