12 March 2020

Our Year 9 students have had a hands-on insight into the variety of career opportunities in the health sector, with an all-day visit to the school from Medical Mavericks.

The Medical Mavericks teams visit schools up and down the country to offer students a “tantilising taste that will drive their ambition and inspire them to find out more”.

They brought their Careers in Health interactive workshop to the College to talk to our students about the career paths available. The sessions also included the opportunity to learn basic medical observations, take a look at the back of their eyes, and have a go at ‘virtual’ keyhole surgery.

Tom Warrender from Medical Mavericks said: “We are looking to show these young people the whole range of health careers in the NHS that they can access, and that it is not just about doctors and nurses.

“One of the key messages is that if they achieve five GCSEs at levels 9 to 4, they can get into 70% of the careers available.”

Careers and Employability Manager, Miss Trezona, said: “The students were extremely engaged, not only with the interactive element of the sessions, but also by asking questions. The event was fun and informative, in showing the students just how many career options there are in the health service and that there are clear pathways to those careers.

“We would like to thank Medical Mavericks for spending the whole day with us, and Careers and Enterprise Company for making it possible by funding this event.”