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College and The Prince’s Trust Inspire Future Health Professionals

Two Health and Social Care students with Barnsley College staff and Midwives from Barnsley Hospital.

Two Health and Social Care students with Barnsley College staff and Midwives from Barnsley Hospital.

Collaborating with The Prince’s Trust, we successfully hosted a ‘Get Hired’ event for Health and Social Care students.

The event at our Old Mill Lane campus offered students an invaluable opportunity to explore the extensive opportunities within the health and social care sector and connect directly with a wide range of employers.

Numerous local health and social care organisations attended, including Crossroads Caring for Carers, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Twenty Four-Seven, Hesley Group, Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust, The Prince’s Trust and Elder Years Care.

Students left the event with a renewed sense of purpose and a clearer vision of their career goals, with many expressing gratitude for the chance to network with potential employers and gain practical advice on navigating the health and social care job market.

Jonathan Hawcroft, who studied Level 3 Health and Social Care at the College, said: “I’m just finishing College now and looking for full-time employment in social work and the event allowed me to speak directly to companies in the industry.

“I most enjoyed speaking to Twenty Four-Seven and Helsey Group – I’ve got contact details for both and hopefully an opportunity will arise for me to gain full-time employment with one of them.”

The event was then open to the public in the afternoon to allow individuals to experience the free recruitment event to kickstart their career in Health & Social Care.

Alix Simon from The Prince’s Trust who co-organised the event alongside the College’s Childcare and Health Programme Manager, Emma Harvey, said: “It’s important for young people to understand the available options, especially given the range of opportunities in Health and Social Care.

“It’s great that we could bring together local health providers to help with their next steps and filling positions in the Health and Social Care industry.”

We offer a range of full and part-time vocational courses and apprenticeships in Health, Science and Social Care Professions. For more information and to apply for a course starting in September, visit the department page. Alternatively, contact the Information Team by emailing info@barnsley.ac.uk or calling 01226 216 123.

Last updated: 9th July 2024

Originally posted on: 9th July 2024

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