Careers in Health and Social Care
Our Careers and Engagement team across the Lancashire and South Cumbria region provide a wealth of opportunities for people to be inspired and supported into their dream career in Health and Social Care. We are a network of friendly and knowledgeable professionals who develop events, projects and programmes to support the future workforce. Working with schools, colleges, universities, healthcare partners and other employers our common aim is to help people of all ages access information and experience through our projects and hub services.
What we offer
Career Insight Weeks for Under 16's
These inspirational career insight weeks give young people aged 14 – 16 the chance to gain hands-on practical experience in the hospital setting. They gain ‘behind the scenes’ access to areas of the hospital such as theatres and catering tours. Clinical teams and professionals from across the hospital present interactive workshops, allowing our students to be informed and inspired on their first step to visualising their healthcare career.
Work Experience for Over 16's
Our teams are proud to support people on their career journeys. An essential tool is the work we do in creating work experience opportunities. We can support people in gaining experience in both clinical and non-clinical roles, and it is a valuable opportunity for someone to gather practical insight that will enhance any CV or job application.
Work Ready Programmes
Throughout our locations we link up with colleges and job centres to create programmes that support people into employment. They include developing knowledge and skills through course study that are specific to the healthcare sector and will bring a positive impact to an individual’s CV. They also include essential work based placements, in an array of roles from estates and facilities to wards and community.
Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria are proud to support the delivery of a diverse workforce. Part of that includes a supported internship, where people with learning disabilities gain work based skills by exploring caring roles within the hospital. Supported by a mentor and NHS staff, they develop a portfolio of observation and clinical skills, enabling aspirations into future paid employment.
Our dedicated teams have all the information and guidance to support people into apprenticeships within health and social care. Our apprenticeship provision is broad and provides opportunities for people to pursue exciting careers in which they can excel and progress. Currently we have apprentices employed in many areas across our sector including: leadership, catering, nursing, governance, engineering, pharmacy, finance, health and safety, administration, IT etc.
Healthcare Skills Club
Oct 16, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Students from local schools are invited to a hospital site for an extra-curricular skills club which takes place after school once a week for 6 weeks.
Under 16 work experience week
Oct 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – Oct 25, 2019, 4:00 PM
Over 5 days we are showcasing the range of career opportunities in health and social care.
Nov 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
UlverSTEM is an event designed to showcase the range of careers and opportunities that can be accessed by studying STEM subjects.