Blackpool Victoria to host careers event to students across the Fylde Coast

YOUNGSTERS across the Fylde coast are being offered the chance to get an insight into the wide range of jobs available in the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a careers evening aimed at Year 12 and 13 students in education at sixth form or college.

The careers evening will take place on Monday, December 11, from 4pm-8pm in the Education Centre which is opposite the multi-storey car park at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Staff from various areas across the hospital will be available to answer questions and offer insight into various careers in their healthcare profession.

Blackpool and the Fylde College and universities including University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), University of Cumbria and Manchester Metropolitan University will also be attending.

Michelle Pearson, Workforce Development Coordinator at the Trust, has organised the event along with Pastoral Support Coordinator Christie-Lee Lebon.

Michelle said: “We are holding the event to give people an insight into potential career pathways within the healthcare sector, both clinical and non-clinical.

“This will enable people to make informed choices before making their choices for University. There will also be chance to discuss future apprenticeship opportunities at the Trust.’’

Christie- Lee added: “We have advice on many different careers and services in the hospital such as Estates, Administration, Therapies, Nursing, Midwifery, Healthcare Sciences and careers in medicine.

“There will be different Universities attending providing advice on courses they offer.

“We also have professionals present from the Trust, including Biomedical Scientists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Pharmacists, Physiological Scientists, Mental Health Practitioners, and Specialist Practitioners.

“We hope to make this an annual event, predominantly aimed at those in Years 12 and 13, or mature students who are looking for a career in health in the near future”.

Career Transformation, Engagement and Development Manager, Eleanor McManus, added: “Our aim is to plant the seed of a career in healthcare as an interesting, rewarding and challenging career choice, with opportunities for everyone if they have the passion to improve people’s lives and the determination to reach the highest standards.”

For more information on the 350 different career opportunities within the NHS, please visit

Posted in Excellence, Home Page, People Centred, Positive, Press Releases, Values.