Work Experience

Students in Years 10 and 12 have the opportunity to take part Fullbrook’s work experience scheme, where they gain first-hand knowledge of the world of work.  We encourage students to secure their own placement for work experience, but there is plenty of support and advice on hand if needed.

The Careers & Enterprise Company who support Fullbrook with its Careers Curriculum have collated a list of virtual work experience opportunities that span lots of different industries.

Springpod Virtual Work Experience

Join work experience programmes with top employers. Build your profile, develop your skills, and gain valuable experience. Get a place on the course of your dreams OR get hired straight out of school. Springpod’s Virtual Work Experience programmes, running from the 2nd to the 13th of August, are now open for applications. These August programmes will really give students the chance to take control of their future this summer, ensuring that they come back more prepared than ever.

To view what Springpod has to offer click here (https://app1.campus-site.com/public/e/click/xn2s60KARus8r-mP02Qv_w/r2sF5tM4EEkXg3gBqbIXYA) (registration will be required to participate in virtual work experience).

 

DoctorsLive

Inspiring the next generation of students into Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions, DoctorsLive online interactive weekly Anatomy club covering live virtual dissection of various human body systems, how they work and what could go wrong. They’ve now created a brand new, interactive virtual course to give students a real glimpse of what it’s like to be a surgeon in an operating theatre, delivered by practising NHS surgeons. The day course includes:

1. A glimpse into the day-to-day life of a surgeon
2. Solving real life surgical cases including history taking and anonymised scans
3. Live virtual operations – showing step by step how common surgeries are carried out
4. Learning how to suture with a live follow-along demo (students will be sent their own suturing kit, the same ones used by medical students and doctors)
5. A chance for students to interact with practising NHS surgeons and doctors

They aim to make the course as interactive as possible to give students a real taste of what it is like to be a surgeon and to be in the operating room using the latest innovative virtual technology. Students will also get a chance to learn how to suture with their own suturing kit.

These sessions are aimed for students aged 14+ interested in a career in Healthcare and certificates will be provided for participation as virtual work experience. I would be very grateful if you could forward our information to any students, you think might be interested.

The next SurgeryLive date is Saturday 4th December 2021. For more information, please visit our website below. Please note places are limited and are allocated on a first come first serve basis (deadline 28th November 2021): https://doctorslive.co.uk/surgerylive/

NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience

Health Education England has recently completed a discovery report on virtual work experience programmes, that have concluded that these programmes are as valuable adjunct to in-person work experience, especially in our current climate where in-person experiences are extremely limited. The NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience successfully invited 12,000 students to participate in the last academic year, making it the largest programme for students who are specifically interested in the following careers:

·         Nursing

·         Midwifery

·         Paramedicine

·         Physiotherapy

·         Occupational Therapy

·         Dietetics

·         Radiography

·         Prosthetics and Orthotics

·         Speech and language therapy

·         Pharmacy

Applications for this programme are now open, and they will be open throughout this academic year, with the next programme taking place on the 5th December! Please forward these details to your interested students so that they can participate in the monthly virtual work experience days. These are suitable for students in year 10-13 and S3-S6 year groups.During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. Students will observe the healthcare professionals as they interact with the patients and each other. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge through teaching.This will help students to make an informed career decision as well as learn about how healthcare professionals work together as part of a multidisciplinary team. Each work experience day is completely different and students will be able to build on their knowledge of NHS careers as they see different patient cases and healthcare professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospital and community.Students will also receive certificates as evidence of having participated in the work experience programme. Those that complete the entire 6-month programme will be awarded with Highly Commended References too. Students can register individually through the website link below. Places are £10 a day to cover administrative costs and run the tech on the day. Schools can also register groups online.

You can learn more and your students can register for the programme here: https://alliedhealthmentor.org/nhs-healthcare-careers-virtual-work-experience/