Allied Health Work Experience
Health Education England has recently completed a discovery report on virtual work experience programmes, that have concluded that these programmes are as valuable adjunct to in-person work experience, especially in our current climate where in-person experiences are extremely limited. The NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience successfully invited 12,000 students to participate in the last academic year, making it the largest programme for students who are specifically interested in the following careers:
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Speech and language therapy
Applications for this programme are now open, and they will be open throughout this academic year, with the next programme taking place on the 5th December! Please forward these details to your interested students so that they can participate in the monthly virtual work experience days. These are suitable for students in year 10-13 and S3-S6 year groups.
During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. Students will observe the healthcare professionals as they interact with the patients and each other. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge through teaching.
This will help students to make an informed career decision as well as learn about how healthcare professionals work together as part of a multidisciplinary team. Each work experience day is completely different and students will be able to build on their knowledge of NHS careers as they see different patient cases and healthcare professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospital and community.
Students will also receive certificates as evidence of having participated in the work experience programme. Those that complete the entire 6-month programme will be awarded with Highly Commended References too. Students can register individually through the website link below. Places are £10 a day to cover administrative costs and run the tech on the day. Schools can also register groups online. We have also provided a poster attached to this email.
You can learn more and your students can register for the programme here:
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University Hospital Birmingham - Virtual Work Experience
We are excited to announce that the largest free national work experience programme for your aspiring medical, dental and veterinary students has returned. This was developed last year in partnership with Birmingham Universities Hospitals Trust and it is free for students from 10-13 or S3-S6 year groups to participate in. We took a small break from the virtual work experience programme in November to convert the LIVE teaching into E-learning courses that students can now complete in their own time. Students have 1 month to complete each session, and once they have completed the programme they will receive a certificate from Medic Mentor and UHB as evidence of their participation. Medical Schools are accepting virtual work experience as an alternative to in-person work experience in light of the pandemic and reduced access to placements.
Participation in the virtual work experience will also provide students (and their parents) with several opportunities to speak to doctors, dentists and vets continuously throughout the academic year. They will be able to do this on Tuesday evenings and most weekends, for free. They can also call the Mentor Helpline number 01530 417 299 from 10am-5pm Mon-Fri if they would like to advice on careers or applying to medical, dental, vet school. Mostly this number is manned by Doctors. Medic Mentor is a non-profit social enterprise and all of our proceeds are reinvested in supporting students to make informed career decisions.
Registering for these programmes could not be easier, all they need to do is complete the free online application form for:
Teachers and students have benefited greatly from these programme last year. Here are some of our feedback videos:
Student Feedback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVHw3K0h5Sk
Teacher Feedback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUoeFBivIUc&t=3s
We look forward to welcoming your students onto our amazing free work experience programme in 2022!
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call us on 01530 417 299!
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