On the 28th November Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust hosted a Health and Social Care Shropshire Wide Careers Event at Shrewsbury Town Football Club. The event was aimed at schools and colleges years 10 through to year 13 to come along and find out about all the various careers and job opportunities available in Shropshire. On arrival, students will be given a bag with promotional items, and a booklet about different NHS careers.
Telford & Wrekin CCG had a stand, and throughout the day a number of colleagues joined us to offer support and advice to the young people and talked to them about their own careers.
Students were also asked to take part in a game, where a number of commissioned services were placed on the board and they were asked to select the price they thought that service would cost. A lot of them were surprised at the cost of things like going into A&E and operations like knee and hip replacements. By the end of the day we had over 80 people come along and chat to us.