Blackpool Victoria Hospital to stage NHS Careers advice evening

A SPECIAL event aimed at giving people advice about careers in the NHS is being held at Blackpool Victoria Hospital this month.


The event, called Shaping the Future, is for a wide range of people including Year 11 high school pupils, Sixth Formers, people not in education, employment or training (NEET), people with disabilities and job seekers on benefits.


Michelle Pearson, Workforce Development Co-ordinator at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The aim is to provide information about job roles, careers in the NHS, apprenticeships and pathways to jobs.


“Opportunities are available for people to enrol on programmes we provide at the Trust in partnership with external organisations such as Project Search, Heath Academy and Cadets.


“It is an opportunity for the Trust to showcase the work we do to help employ our future workforce.’’


As well as the opportunity to learn more about apprenticeship and learning opportunities a number of Trust specialities will be represented on the evening including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, pathology health informatics, community services and maternity.


There will also be people from local colleges and universities on site to answer questions and offer advice.


The event is being held in the Education Centre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday, June 27. Everyone is welcome. There is no need to book.


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