It can be a significant challenge to find meaningful work placements in a health sciences setting, which is why our Employability and Partnership Coordinators work hard to forge partnerships with local employers. A link created with Nuffield Health offered a number of BTEC Science students to gain experience in a health sciences setting. The students were able to carry out 4 days of work shadowing at the City Labs Diagnostic Suite. This offered some key insights and the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the medical sector, which helped to support college studies and career planning.
One of our students said
“I learned so many skills like when I had to talk to the patients on where they needed to go and what they needed to do. Another skill that I learned was that you needed to work together as team so that everything can go as planned and that you give the best experience to the patients.”