Summer Health & Care Academy

Virtual16 Aug 2021 at 10:00am

The Suffolk and North East Essex Health and Care Academy is offering a virtual course during the Summer holidays to anyone aged 14-18 and living or educated in Suffolk or North East Essex, who would like to gain an insight into working in Health or Care.  Delivered by the Next Generation programme, the aim of this series of free virtual sessions is to encourage and inspire young people thinking about a career in Health and Care to take the next step.

This five-day academy course is being delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Monday 16th – Friday 20th August, from 10 am – 12.30 pm. 

Saturday 28th August – Live Virtual Work Experience from Medic Mentors

It will include insight sessions into careers such as Nursing, the Ambulance Service, and Operating Department Practice.  The course will also look at other career opportunities and provide advice on applying for jobs in the NHS as well as writing personal statements.  There is also an optional final session on Saturday 28th August, where students can access a live virtual work experience session from Medic Mentors, this will offer live patient scenarios and follow a live patient journey – This is again also delivered by front line NHS professionals.  More information on this will be included in the first introduction session to the Health and Care Academy on 16th August.

This programme is the first step in accessing information about working in Health or Care sector and the range of careers available. Health and Care Ambassadors will lead the programme and participants will get a chance to ask questions.  On completion of the short course, participants are also awarded a certificate of participation which will look great on CVs and will help at future university applications and job interviews.

Feedback from participants on the February 2021 Health and Care Academy programme: –

“Just wanted to say thank you for all your advice, help and information regarding different NHS careers. It has been so enjoyable and I would love to do this week again if I could!”

“I found this Academy very interesting, learning about different roles and how important they are, as well as understanding the fundamental characteristics needed in Health and Care careers.” 

“I benefited from the fact we get to ask questions as when you’re studying in college the majority of the time you get taught the knowledge but don’t get the honest insight into what it’s actually like as your teacher isn’t experienced in that sector.”

“Thank you very much! I learnt so much about jobs that I hadn’t previously considered.”

Don’t delay REGISTER HERE for your place on the programme today! Search for ‘Summer Health & Care Academy‘.


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