Calling all 12-18 year olds with an interest in working in a health or caring profession.
The 2017 Hertfordshire Health and Social Care Careers Expo, 'Future Heroes', is for you.
The expo – which will be held at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield AL10 9TP on Wednesday 1 March is completely free and aimed at young people and their tutors. Through interactive, inspirational activities and demonstrations, young people will be guided to make the link between their studies and interests and a fulfilling and rewarding career.
The day will be split into two sessions, between 10am-12pm and 1pm- 3pm.
Doctors, nurses, dentists, midwives, physiotherapists, radiologists and social workers are just some of the professionals who will be on hand to talk about their jobs and how to follow in their footsteps.
Information on the education requirements for different roles and options for landing a career in health or a caring profession will be supplemented by talks and displays from the University of Hertfordshire.
‘Future Heroes’ will be able to:
- take part in activities and demonstrations
- talk to staff already working in health and social care in Hertfordshire, and hear about what working life is really like
- find out about work experience opportunities that can make an important difference on job application forms
- hear about the different routes into professions and get tips on how to make a successful application.
Sheilagh Reavey trained and worked as a nurse, midwife and health visitor before moving into a managerial career. Now the Director of Nursing and Quality for East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Sheilagh said:
“A career in medicine or social care can open the door to a huge range of opportunities. There are all sorts of fulfilling roles available, from detailed technical jobs in labs to rewarding work treating people of all ages and from all backgrounds, Hertfordshire needs Future Heroes. Come along and find out whether you could be one of them.”
According to a national survey by the British Medical Association, 34% of GPs alone are thinking of retiring in the next five years. This is a great opportunity for young people to consider careers across health and social care professions in Hertfordshire.”