Healthcare Skills Show Inspires Future Generation
March 8, 2023
During National Careers Week 2023, we hosted our annual Healthcare Science Skills Show, bringing together healthcare professionals, industry experts and universities to inspire school and sixth form students from across the region.
Students from schools including Lord Derby Academy and De La Salle School attended the event at our Main Campus, where they received a first-hand insight into the healthcare and science sector and the many career opportunities available in the industry.
Organisations in attendance included; NHS Healthcare Science departments, Cardiac Physiology, Respiratory Physiology, Pathology and Reconstructive Science from St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust, Alder Hey NHS Children’s Hospital, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Medical Mavericks, Positively You, Edge Hill University, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, and University of Liverpool.
Students had the opportunity to take part in several interactive events and activities throughout the day, including workshops with Positively You, practising taking fake blood, keyhole surgery training and ultrasound machines with Medical Mavericks and providing CPR to infant dummies with Alder Hey Hospital.
Positively You hosted an important workshop about decision making and goal setting, helping students to identify and clearly define their ambitions, and make informed decisions about their future, allowing them to become more confident in their own choices.
Miss Ward, Careers Co-ordinator at Lord Derby Academy, said: “The event was a great opportunity for our pupils to find out more about the diverse range of careers within the healthcare science sector and to hear from leading professionals. Before the event, many of our pupils were unaware of the vast number of roles within the NHS, and were shocked to hear that there are over 350 different job roles! Our pupils really enjoyed the event; particularly the practical activities and came away from the event knowing that there are so many opportunities to explore within the healthcare industry.”
Paul Hatton, our Head of School for Early Years, Health and Care, said, “The event was once again a great success in terms of exhibitors, volume of activities, industry knowledge and the technologies showcased. All the exhibitors gave a great insight into the industry, intriguing and engaging the students sharing their knowledge and personal experiences within their job roles. The students certainly benefited from the event – they all seemed to thoroughly enjoy the day and came away feeling inspired.”
The event proved to be a great success, with students leaving with a greater understanding of the range of career opportunities in these ever-growing sectors.