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The Careers & Engagement July News Bulletin is here! 

Keep up to date with the work that The Careers & Engagement have been in doing in your area.  This very digestible infographic details the previous and upcoming events in July,  our latest news and the organisations and schools we have been working with!


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Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to work in a Healthcare role? Ever thought about what it is that makes working within a hospital or care setting so exciting and rewarding?

Come along to our behind the scenes Careers Open Day! It is your opportunity to meet the professionals, see what it’s all about a get a taste for just some of the 350 different jobs that exist in Healthcare.

You can take part in demonstrations and practical sessions whilst gaining some really useful information in our talks and information sessions.

Meet colleges, universities and other employers from the care sector.

Come along and be inspired. Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

This event is for anyone aged 16 or over who is excited by the thought of a career in health and social care and wants to discover more.

Book your place here – we can’t wait to meet you.

Places are still available for our Year 9 Healthcare Skills Club which will be running in Lancaster in September 2019!

If you are in Year 9 and are interested in a future career in healthcare, make sure that you give yourself a head-start on your career journey.  Meet NHS staff, learn clinical skills and gain a valuable insight into the working of the healthcare system!

Click this link to download an application form.

Important changes to The Work Experience Programme

We are making some important changes to the Over 16 Work Experience Programme. We will continue to offer placements across our three sites: Furness General Hospital in Barrow, Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in Lancaster, as well as local GP surgeries and Care Homes across South Cumbria and North Lancashire.

However, due to high demand, we are now introducing application windows.

We are currently welcoming applications until 31st August 2019. Applications between the 1st September and 2019 and the 1st January 2020 will be disregarded.

From 2020 onward, you will be able to submit your application in January, February, May and September. Any applications received outside of these months will be disregarded.

Placements will take place throughout the year, but a minimum of six weeks’ notice is required for all applications. Please note that we do not offer work experience over Christmas & New Year, weekends or Bank Holidays.

These changes have been made in order to create a more streamline and efficient service that benefits both the prospective learners and the Trust.

If you would like more information about our Over 16 Work Experience Programme, visit the Work Experience section of our Website by following this link , where you will also find information about our other Work Experience Programmes.




Under 16 Careers Insights Week

We have already had two out of the three exciting Careers Insights weeks for anyone under 16 this year. One at Furness General Hospital and the other at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, our final week will be taking place at Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal, week commencing the 29th of July.

During these weeks you are invited to come along to explore different career pathways in the NHS, and hopefully be inspired by all the different hands on activities you will experience such as learning CPR.

Gain insight into a range of different roles that are each vital to ensure that the NHS runs smoothly, from project management to going into the labs. You will also get to meet and talk with a variety of people who work in the hospital or health care setting.

We hope that this opens your eyes to all the different opportunities that there are.

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