Scotland’s school pupils invited to consider NHS careers

As reported by Press and Journal, Highland pupils were invited to learn about healthcare careers at a recent Inverness event

School pupils in Scotland were recently invited to learn about NHS careers, as part of the ongoing drive to attract more people into the service.

Over 120 pupils from Highland were invited to an event at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness, where they met NHS professionals and learned about healthcare careers.

The aim, according to clinical skills education for NHS Highland, Ailsa Armstrong, was to raise awareness within school students of the variety of opportunities available to them within healthcare.

She said: “We had an excellent turnout with pupils from 20 schools from across Highland who were able to engage with a number of professions including midwifery, psychology, physiotherapy, healthcare sciences and nursing.

“All healthcare groups were able to involve the pupils in interactive sessions which helped them gain a valuable insight into the different roles.

“They also had the opportunity to ask questions of the staff in attendance, and in some cases, speak to students who were still in training to hear about their experiences.”

“We’re keen to show just how many career options there are in a healthcare setting and, by holding these events, we are encouraging and helping pupils to think seriously about a career within the NHS. It’s great to think that these pupils could be our colleagues in the future.”

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