Local school students and university students across Norfolk and Waveney are encouraged to attend a special event during Healthcare Science Week, to find out about careers in healthcare science this March.
The event will showcase a wide selection of healthcare science specialties including physiological sciences (audiology, cardiac physiology, respiratory physiology, neurophysiology), physical sciences (radiation physics, nuclear medicine, biomedical engineering) and life sciences (clinical biochemistry, blood sciences, microbiology, clinical immunology) and many more.
Advice will also be on hand to discuss a wide range of entry-level support roles, including:
- National undergraduate training scheme – Practitioner Training Programme (PTP)
- Graduate training positions (with further vocational training)
- Vocational work-based learning
- National postgraduate training scheme – Scientist Training Programme (STP)
- Postgraduate speciality medical training.
Guidance on interview preparation will also be given to equip individuals with the right information and techniques on how they get into the NHS and progress within clinical and non-clinical job roles.
The event has been developed in partnership between NHS Norfolk and Waveney, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, James Paget University Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.
Dr. Frankie Swords, Executive Medical Director for NHS Norfolk and Waveney, said: “The aim of this event is to bring healthcare professionals together with a diverse group of people to talk about job opportunities within the healthcare science sector.
“The NHS needs to ensure it has a skilled workforce that can deliver high-quality patient care in the future and these campaigns effectively provide opportunities to people who are considering a career in healthcare.”
“The NHS is one of the largest employers in the world and healthcare science offers a rewarding, secure career where you will have to use your scientific skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat health conditions.”
The event is open to all, but students aged 14 – 19 are particularly encouraged to attend, on 12 March 2024, 10am – 3pm at the Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF.