Supporting schools

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If you are a local school or youth organisation looking to find out more about careers within the NHS then the Aspire@BWC team can help you with our range of employability enterprise programmes. We offer a range of opportunities including hospital tours, practical skill sessions as well as career talks from our amazing members of staff.

The NHS is the fifth largest employer in the world with over 1.2 million staff with over 350 different job roles in the NHS. This means that there many different opportunities open to young people and we are keen to support local organisations in raising awareness of these careers and inspiring the future generation to become the workforce of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

All our programmes are advertised in our bi-monthly newsletter when these become available. Our programmes offer young people a unique insight into NHS careers and offer them a chance to see behind the scenes of a world-class organisation.

Additionally if you have, any upcoming events and are looking for support please contact us.  In the past, we have delivered career talks, participated on practice interviews and attended career fairs for schools and local youth organisations. We also deliver numerous free events to the public and support our trust open day events. Why not head over to our events page to see the latest upcoming events on offer at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

If you are a teacher, careers advisor or Youth worker and would like to attend our inaugural Apprenticeship and NHS forum please click here

Being involved with the Aspire programme at the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital has provided our sixth formers with access to health care professionals who can offer invaluable advice and guidance to them as they make important choices about their future careers and degree courses. We are delighted to be partnered with such a great Birmingham institution. ​Susan Smith - Director of Post 16 Progression, Ark St Alban’s Academy, Birmingham

What type of programmes are on offer?

We offer several exciting programmes including the following

  • Hospital Tour

Our interactive tour will give young people an opportunity to see parts of the hospital not generally accessible to the public. During this tour they will see the wide range of staff involved in making a successful hospital run and will learn about the different career pathways staff have taken.

  • Apprenticeship

To promote the role of Apprentices, the qualification and the different career pathways. Students participate in a range of activities, similar to the TV show Dragons Den.

  • Careers Day for students with learning disabilities

This careers event is especially adapted for those young people who may have learning disabilities. The day starts with a treasure hunt tour around the hospital, followed by a range of practical hands on activities which will help the young people to develop their personal skills and aspirations.

  • Health Practical Skills Day

The health practical skills day is an opportunity for a group of students to participate in assessment and diagnostic practical skills in a classroom environment.

Students will gain hands on experience using real equipment giving them an insight into patient assessment and the type of skills that are required by medical staff within the NHS.Students will learn the importance of communication, working in a team, following instructions, importance of health and safety in the workplace and learning how touse sophisticated equipment accurately.

If you would like to contact or follow the Aspire team, please use any of the following

Email: bwc.aspire@nhs.net

Twitter: @AspireBWC

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AspireBWC

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