Health and Care Careers in Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

The Hospital Virtual Work Experience

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Experience overview

Acute hospital settings are where patients receive short-term treatment for illnesses and injuries and are a key part of health care. But what career opportunities are available within acute hospitals? Springpod have partnered with the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS to help make everything clearer.

What’s included?

Throughout the week, LIVE webinars will run daily, providing you with access to real-life clinical professionals working in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. From doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and more, there's something for everyone. You'll hear directly from healthcare professionals who've appeared in Channel 5's 999: Critical Condition, who will be on call to take your questions, and you'll even get the opportunity to see a live clinical procedure streamed by ENT Consultant Dr George.

Students aged 14+ in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are welcome to apply
Students aged 14+ in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are welcome to apply
Week long, flexible programme that fits around your schedule
Week long, flexible programme that fits around your schedule
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Daily Live webinars: Meet clinical professionals and watch a LIVE
surgical procedure
Daily Live webinars: Meet clinical professionals and watch a LIVE surgical procedure
Receive a completion certificate to add to your CV and personal
statement
Receive a completion certificate to add to your CV and personal statement
Introduction to the NHS and Acute Hospitals

Have you ever wondered what working in a hospital is actually like? This introductory module will help you understand about the NHS and acute hospitals. It will explain how the NHS is structured and provide an overview of an acute hospitals services. You will gain insight and hear from our partners UHNM (University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust) and the Haywood Hospital.

Doctors and Surgeons
Nursing
Midwifery & Neonatal Care
Allied Health Professions (AHPs)
Health & Life Sciences
Pharmacy
Employability Skills

Available dates

To ensure that you get the very best experience, the number of places on each programme is limited. Apply soon to avoid missing your place. Good luck!
September
2022
Programme dates: 26th September - 30th September
Application deadline: 21st September

What students say

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"Thank you for taking the time to create this programme. The volunteers on the live sessions were all really nice and down to earth which was really good to hear proper experiences in this industry, without sugar coating or hiding anything. To the people who made this project brief and stuff for us: I really enjoyed it and I thought it was the perfect topic and it's nice to bring more awareness and knowledge of this subject to more people! Also all the videos were really nice on this programme. Very full of life and engaging!"
Rhea
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Thank you for providing opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself with other work experience providers. The programmeg particularly focuses on ourselves: our confidence, our skills and what we want to do in the future rather than just the work opportunities available and how to get there. I've really enjoyed this programme and hope there would be more opportunities into this specific field
Ci
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Thank you very much for this experience. This sector sounds fascinating and I will definitely explore more. During and after lockdown, my opportunities for work experience were completely erased. But thank to this wonderful virtual work experience, I am able to gather crucial experience to write down on my CV and personal statement. Thank you once again!
Evan
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