Carer career fair in King’s Lynn

Careers Day North Lynn'Students with X Ray, LtoR,  Tia Roberts, Danielle Gray, Jocod Mante, Iffy  Isakpa. ANL-140310-080933009

Careers Day North Lynn'Students with X Ray, LtoR, Tia Roberts, Danielle Gray, Jocod Mante, Iffy Isakpa. ANL-140310-080933009

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About 300 school and college students got the chance to find out more about care and healthcare at an event in Lynn on Thursday.

It was jointly organised by Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the University of East Anglia.

The public were also welcome to attend the event, which took place at the West Norfolk Professional Development Centre.

Nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, radiographers and many other professionals from the hospital joined lecturers and students from the UEA in Norwich, to provide members of the community with information.

This covered getting work experience, applying for courses and what it’s like to work in the NHS.

School students who attended the event during the day experienced some hands-on activities, such as testing blood pressure, putting a skeleton back together and identifying bones, investigating how many germs are on hands under UV light, and a sugar experiment where they tested different foods for carbohydrates.

The UEA and QEH are committed to supporting local schools and the community, helping both young people and those thinking of returning to education or making a career change.

Hannah Robinson, Outreach Officer at UEA said: “We are working together to provide people of West Norfolk the information and guidance needed to get into jobs in Healthcare. Careers like becoming a doctor may seem daunting to many young people, but there are lots of different options and routes into the professions.”

Bernadette Fitzharris, workforce planning and redesign manager from the QEH said: “The trust is committed to engaging with the local people in West Norfolk to provide information about careers in healthcare and the benefits of working for the trust and other local NHS organisations.

The event has been successful in highlighting the range of career opportunities available to our potential future workforce.”