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Step Into Health: Work Experience Week arrives at UCNL!

Posted: 10 July 2024

Offering secondary school students an insight into the healthcare sector, UCNL was delighted to host ‘Step Into Health: Work Experience Week’, in collaboration with the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

In attendance throughout the week were four different academies (Outwood Academy Brumby, Mellior Community Academy, Winterton Community Academy and South Axholme Academy), who all took part in a series of interactive workshops, which provided an in-depth understanding of the career opportunities available within the healthcare sector.

Led by healthcare professionals, who are experts in their field, student activities ranged from theatre-based procedures to the learning of first aid techniques.

Students spoke throughout their respective Experience Days about the interesting and varied nature of the roles which they learned about, with the opportunity for Q&A sessions to garner advice also taking place.

Additionally, NHS Allied Health Professionals were also on-hand throughout the week to answer any further questions from students!

Speaking about the success of the Step Into Health: Work Experience Week, Hayley Beardmore, Greater Lincolnshire LEP, said: “Highlighting the fantastic career opportunities on our doorstep is an important priority, and we have a great team that brings together school, colleges and business to help young people experience the world of work first hand.

“Thank you to Paul Stapleton and his team for putting on such an engaging event at the University Campus North Lincolnshire to showcase the various careers available within the healthcare sector, highlighting both clinical and non-clinical career paths.”

Paul Stapleton, Team Leader for Health at DN Colleges, expressed his enthusiasm for the recent ‘Step Into Health’ event, with him stating: “It has been fantastic to see such strong engagement from our local secondary schools.

“Showcasing the wide variety of careers in health and social care is crucial for inspiring the next generation. This event provided invaluable insights and opportunities for students, highlighting the diverse and rewarding paths available within this vital sector.”

We would like to thank all the schools and healthcare professionals who helped to facilitate and also participated in Step Into Health: Work Experience Week.