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Trust to host its first career event for Health and Social Care students

​Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) will be hosting a special event to promote work experience and apprenticeships opportunities in health and care for Years 11 and 12 students.

The ‘Talent for Care’ event, which will be held on Thursday, 13 October, at Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich, has been organised to help inform young students, who are particularly interested in health and social care, about the pre-employment schemes and apprenticeships offered to help kick-start their career within these sectors.

More than 100 students from Hellesdon High School, City College Norwich, Dereham High and Ormiston Venture Academy will attend to find out more about the different career’s options available in health and care.

During four ‘market stall’ sessions, NSFT assistant practitioners, speech therapists, psychologists and pharmacy staff will answer students’ questions about their roles within the Trust and how they got started.

Students will also have the opportunity to use interactive medical equipment and take part in activities to help them gain an understanding of what the work involves and hear about the different career pathways on offer.

At the event, hosted by NSFT during National Work Experience Week, staff from Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support and Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) will also take part to promote the delivery of health and social care excellence and inform students about how to apply for apprenticeships.

Jane Stringer, Talent for Care Careers Facilitator at NSFT said: “The day will be a great opportunity for students to ask health care professionals questions about their journey into the health and care industry and how they can plan their careers.

“Applying for work experience or an apprenticeship can represent the first, important, step into a career in mental health care. Last year NSFT offered opportunities to more than 50 young people and we always welcoming new applicants”.

Paul Martin, Health Ambassador Co-ordinator at NCH&C said: “We are delighted to be working together with our colleagues from both health and social care to offer students an opportunity to experience the world of work.

“The event aims to guide them into finding out as much as possible about the various job roles in the health and social care sectors and how the importance of work experience will help them get a first step in advancing their careers.”

To find out more about work opportunities at the NSFT visit: