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School and College Events 2022

The GM Health and Social Care Careers hub is excited to announce our program of virtual events for January- March 2022. These cover a range of topics and areas and are available for all students in years 9-13. Each session will support you in meeting the Gatsby benchmarks- 1, 2, 4 and 5.

Please see below our events for next term including those in Apprenticeship, Careers and Science Week.

January

  • 12th January- 13:00-14:00-Speakers for Schools- Discovery: Clinical Roles

This session is delivered in partnership with speakers for schools. It is a one-hour session about the wide range of tools that are available in a clinical setting such as nursing, physiotherapy or speech and language therapy. This can be joined as a whole class and the students will have change to ask questions. You can sign up your class here

  • 14th January- 11:00-12:00-Careers Insight: Health and Social Care

This talk will be a panel style Q&A with people working across health and social care. It will include people working in both clinical and non-clinical roles, those in the community and in a hospital setting. Each professional will tell us about their role and how they got there. Students will have time to answer questions. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

  • 26th January- 9:30-10:30-Careers Insight: Health and Social Care

This talk will be a panel style Q&A with people working across health and social care. It will include people working in both clinical and non-clinical roles, those in the community and in a hospital setting. Each professional will tell us about their role and how they got there. Students will have time to answer questions. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

February

  • 2nd February- 16:00-17:00-Teacher CPD: Health and Social Care Apprenticeships

This CPD session is aimed at those working within schools and colleges. It will go through the range of opportunities available within health and social care, focusing on apprenticeships and alternative entry into nursing and other health care professions. There will be a change to ask questions and find out more about the health and social care apprenticeship offer before going into Apprenticeship week. No need to sign up- please join the session using this link.

  • 2nd February- 10:00-11:00- Health and Social Care: Choosing your Career

This workshop will support students in figuring out what their options are in terms of careers after school/ college. It will address the fact that there are over 350 roles in the NHS and how they can work out which one would be best for them. This session is ideal for anyone interested in working in health and social care, even if they have a fixed role in mind it will give them space to critically examine these careers. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

Apprenticeship Week

  • 7th February- 10:30-11:30- NHS Apprenticeships- Nursing Associates

This workshop will investigate the role of a nursing associate as an alternative to a registered nurse. During this session students will have chance to people within these roles and learn more about how they can get into this profession. A nursing associate can join following college and can have the opportunity to progress to a registered nurse through an apprenticeship. It is a great alternative to the traditional university route. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

  • 7th February- 13:00-14:00- Social Care Apprenticeships

This workshop will explore the range of apprenticeships open to people within Social care, addressing the range of roles and opportunities that are available. This session will address both clinical and non- clinical roles and will show the high prospects of having a career within this rewarding profession. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

  • 8th February- 9:00-10:00- Women in STEM

During this talk students will see hear from women working within a range of roles in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths within the NHS. Students will have chance to hear about their roles and pathways and ask questions about these professions. This session is ideal for anyone but specifically girls who might want to pursue a career in STEM. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

  • 9th February- 13:30-14:30- Careers Insight: Estates and Facilities

The NHS has over 350 roles and a key area of this is estates and facilities. This session will explore some of these roles which include: Catering, Engineering, Pluming, Security and many more! This session will challenge peoples assumptions of the NHS as just having healthcare roles and highlight some of the opportunities available to young people once they finish school or college. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

  • 9th February- 9:00-12:30 - Speakers for Schools: NHS Careers- Apprenticeships

This insight day is delivered in collaboration with Speakers for Schools and will feature a mixture of workshops and talks around NHS apprenticeships. It will focus on a range of roles that are available and is suitable for those who would like to work within healthcare, but however is unsure about what some of the options are outside of going to university. **Students can sign themselves up individually here

  • 10th February- 8:30-8:45- Meet Your Future-: Apprenticeship Week- Form Time Information Session

This session is part of the “Meet your Future” program delivered in partnership with GMCA. This session is a short information session about the apprenticeships available within health and social care and is designed to be delivered during form time. The sign up for this event will be available via Eventbrite shortly.

  • 11th February- 12:00-13:00- NHS Apprenticeships- AHP Assistant Roles

This workshop will investigate the role of an Allied Health Professional Assistant. These support the work of Allied Health Professionals, for example speech and language professions or physiotherapists. Students can go into these roles following college and can have the opportunity to progress to a registered AHP through an apprenticeship. Allied health professionals are very rewarding careers that students often don’t know about. During this session students will have chance to people within these roles and learn more about how they can get into this profession. It is a great alternative to the traditional university route. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

March

  • 2nd March- 16:00-17:00- Teacher/ Advisor CPD- Allied Health Professionals

This CPD session is aimed at those working within schools and colleges. It will go through allied health professionals as a rewarding and fulfilling career. These are a great option for students who are interested in healthcare, science, or medicine as the vast range of allied health professionals means they suit a wide audience. This session will go through these and discuss more about the pathways into these roles as well as alternative pathways. **No need to sign up- please join the session using this link.

  • 3rd March- 10:30-11:30- NHS Applications: What to include?

This workshop will support students in what to include in their NHS applications, including those for university and the workplace. It will discuss alternatives on what to put within applications with a disruption in WorkExperience following covid. This session is suitable for everyone wanting to work within health and social care, including: clinical, non-clinical and research based roles. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

Careers Week

  • 7th March- 11:00-12:00- Careers Insight: Nursing

There are over 300,000 nurses working within the NHS in a wide variety of roles. This session will introduce students to some of these roles and connect students to people working within this industry. It will look into the attitudes and values needed to be a nurse and what the NHS looks for within applications and interviews. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

  • 8th March- 13:00-14:00- Speakers for Schools- Discovery: Female Leaders

To Celebrate National Women’s Day, we would like to bring you a panel of extradentary women who are leaders within the NHS. International Women`s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, so what better day to celebrate amazing females working within the NHS! Throughout the session, you will hear from some truly amazing females about their stories and journey into their roles. They may be working within both clinical and non-clinical positions, giving a broad range of experience and advice. You can sign up your whole class to this session [here}(https://www.s4snextgen.org/Opportunities/View/id/2279)

  • 8th March- 17:00-17:45- Meet your Future- Supporting your Child

This session is open to parents and delivered in collaboration with GMCA’s Meet your Future Event. This information session is ideal for parents who students want to go into any kind of health and social care profession. We will discuss the range of options available and some of the pathways into these roles. We will talk though some of the things the NHS look for in applications so that parents/ carers can best support their child. An EventBrite to sign up will be available soon.

  • 9th March- 9:00-12:30- Speakers for Schools- NHS Careers: Allied Health Professionals

You will be able to hear from different Allied Healthcare Professionals about their role, what they like the most about it and how they got to where they are now. Allied Health Professionals make up a large proportion of the NHS workforce, but can you name one? They have an extremely important role in patient care and work closely with multiple disciplines within the NHS. During this session you might hear from some of the following Allied Health Professions: Radiographer, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Orthoptist, Paramedic, Physiotherapist, Podiatrist or Speech and Language Therapist. You will be encouraged to think about your own values and behaviours and how you could use them to help people and be part of the NHS. Individual students can sign themselves up here

  • 9th March- 13:30-14:30-Meet your Future- Careers using Math's

This workshop will highlight the range of roles that use Maths within health and social care. It will highlight the importance of Maths within clinical roles and some of the lesser known professions within the NHS who use maths within their work. It is ideal for any students with an interest in STEM or health and social care. A link to sign your class up will be available soon on EventBrite.

  • 10th March- 10:00-11:00-Careers Insight: Social Care

Social Care is a huge sector with a vast range of roles and opportunities. It is a highly valuable and rewarding career with a range of ways to progress and advance through the sector. During this session you will hear from people working within the sector and learn about the opportunities available. You will learn how to maximise your application and what different organisations look for in their staff. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

  • 11th March- 9:30-10:30- _Careers Insight- Business and Corporate Roles__

There are over 500,000 non- clinical staff members working within the NHS. There are a huge range of opportunities available within this sector. This session is ideal for anyone who would like a career within business, finance, project management or administration. You will hear from professionals within the industry and learn more about how you can have a fulfilling career in a rewarding industry. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

  • 11th March- 13:00-14:00-Careers Insight: Dental

Everyone has heard of a dentist, however are you aware of the range of other roles within the dental industry? This session will investigate the range of opportunities available including those roles you can do straight after college, after a 3 or a 5-year degree. It is ideal for anyone who would like a career in dentistry or a dental profession. It will examine how to maximise your application and what the NHS looks for in its dental staff. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

Science week

  • 14th March- 13:00-14:00- Careers Insight: Technology in Healthcare

Greater Manchester is a centre of exciting innovation and developments within science and technology within the NHS. In this session we will hear form some of our staff who are leading the way within technology, using interesting pieces of technology to help treat and support those who are accessing the NHS. This session is therefore ideal for anyone interested in STEM and/or healthcare. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

  • 15th March- 13:00-14:00-Careers Insight- Engineering

The NHS has over 1.5 million staff members. Within these are the engineers who are essential to the running of hospitals and care facilities. During this workshop you will hear from people working as engineers within the NHS. You will learn more about these roles, how they compare to the private sector and the range of opportunities available after studying engineering at college or university. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

  • 16th March- 9:00-12:30-Speakers for Schools- NHS Careers: STEM

Central to the NHS are those working within science and technology. Without those who carry out research, who operate complex machines and who analyse and gather data on the system the NHS would not function. This session will introduce you to these roles and the qualifications that lead to them. You will hear from NHS staff who work within these industry-leading professions, as well as have any burning questions you may have answered. Individual students can sign themselves up here

  • 17th March- 9:00-10:00-Meet your Future: Science in the NHS

This session is delivered in collaboration with GMCA as part of the “Meet your future” program. This session will be a panel style Q&A with people working in a range of roles within the NHS where science is a key part. It will be ideal for anyone in tested in STEM or healthcare and will give students the ability to engage with and talk to professionals working within the NHS. **An Eventbrite will be available soon.

  • 18th March- 10:30-11:30-Careers Insight: NHS and Sustainability

As the 5th Largest employer in the world the NHS as an organisation must work towards making themselves sustainable and improving their carbon footprint. But how can they do this and still be efficient, clean, and safe? These are some of the questions we will be addressing with this session. We will heart from people leading the way with sustainability within the NHS, who will discuss how to ensure we are supporting patents while reducing our environmental impact. Either individual students or a teacher can sign a class up to this: Students OR Teachers

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