18-24 year-olds looking for a different way to start a career in healthcare are being encouraged to apply for a traineeship with Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
The Trust has teamed up with Walsall College to provide 10 new training opportunities. These have been to designed to introduce people to a range of professional roles in a hospital setting.
Corrie Squire, Sales Manager at the College said: “We know young people have been impacted most by job losses due to the local lockdowns. This traineeship counteracts this, acting as a launch pad towards a new sustainable career.”
The traineeship is a 10-week programme that combines hospital-based work experience with healthcare-related studies.
Trainees will spend one day per week studying at the College and two days on placement in clinical areas, supporting hospital patients and families. Here, they will join healthcare support workers in assisting nurses, therapists, midwives, medical staff and other health care professionals.
Trainees can also receive support with English, maths and digital/IT skills.
Find out more about the traineeship here.