Supporting careers in the community
We’ve been supporting careers in the community by taking part in a virtual work experience project with students at local schools.
Working in partnership with Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, two weeks of activities took place in March involving more than 300 students aged 14 to 19. Virtual work-related learning around clinical and non-clinical themes was offered with roles ranging from medical to estate management discussed.
In the words of one student: “Thank you to everyone involved, it has given me an insight into roles in the NHS that are just as important as the clinical roles. All jobs have different specifications and each one is so different and interesting in its own way, making me question which one is the right one for me."
Nigel Hogg, project lead at Oxleas NHS, said: “The feedback we received was very positive and it was great working with Lewisham and Greenwich on the project to engage our future workforce. Many students were genuinely surprised at the variety of roles the NHS can offer.”
It is hoped to repeat the project in March 2023.
Engage No.3 Spring 2022