As part of our Employability programme, Year 12 Health & Social Care students were visited this week by Sarah, a representative from the University of Lincoln, who talked to them about the wealth of different careers available within the Health & Social Care sector.

As a qualified nurse herself, Sarah was able to share stories and advice from her own experiences, as well as providing students with application tips and techniques for nursing, midwifery and paramedic science degrees. She emphasised the importance of being resilient and aiming high to increase employability skills, and opened our students’ eyes to the different career routes that are available to them.

After the session, one of the participants said: “It was really useful, I didn’t realise there were so many routes into different health and social care related careers. The session definitely gave insight in terms of what careers such as midwifery actually entail and what to expect when applying for such courses. It was also useful for interview tips and what to avoid in personal statements as well as informing us that work experience in that sector is valued greatly, particularly during the application process.”