Valuable NHS Virtual Work Experience through Speakers for Schools
Three students successfully achieved places on the ‘Next Gen Nurse – Meet the people behind the masks’ virtual work experience progamme. Archie, in Year 12, and Sarah and Theodora, in Year 10, heard from nurses, who are part of the NHS Nursing ambassador Network, who work across a range of discipline. They found out more about the profession, the key skills that are suited to a wide variety of roles within nursing; from science, technology and innovation to leadership, management and collaboration and how they can start to develop them.
Sarah said: “”I enjoyed listening to and asking questions to the nurses and splitting off into groups to talk. I learnt about the different careers in nursing and ways to access them. It has definitely confirmed my career plan of wanting to be a mental health nurse.”
Theodora was one of only fifty Year 10 to Year 13 students attending online from around the UK, with the majority of students coming from the South of England. There were only three students from across the whole of Yorkshire, with Theodora being one of the youngest to achieve a place. Theodora said “I enjoyed the insight event as the speakers really concentrated on everyone attending and answered every question we had.”
Ms Mannion said “I have been so impressed by our students and their commitment to the NHS. I attended the session with Theodora and the Speakers for Schools event was so professional and engaging . Theodora would like to study Medicine in the future and this event is an important stepping stone towards her career goal.”