Publish date: 22 December 2022

As traditional work experience placements have been impacted by the recent pandemic, the Trust has developed a new skills academy work experience skills lab model with Trish Mattison and Carol Jones from Children and Young People team.

The first pilot successful completed rolled out a virtual work experience programme to give Year 11 students the chance to find out more about careers in the NHS. This is part of the new approach to increase the opportunities for our young people across the region and aiming to engage more with school and college leavers and establish a strong pipeline of future NHS workers.

Last week, six young people from Notre Dame High School learnt all about Public Health and culminated in a final project that they put together looking at the energy crisis and the impact it has on mental health.

Special thanks to the Life Rooms for hosting the skills lab.

Feedback from students

"This experience as really  useful Thank you so  much for the opportunity"

"I enjoyed fining out about all the different job roles"

"I’ve always been interested in health care, this placement has helped  me to gain more insight & information about the NHS"

"I didn’t know there were so many jobs not just Drs and Nurses"

"I have learnt about many different toles in the NHS and the different options for job roles going forward"

"I got everything I wanted from the placement and can add the experience to my CV"