We collaborated with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC) collaborate to reduce the skill gap within the Health and Childcare industry.
Following our last Health and Childcare Insight Day, we welcomed back BMBC to speak to Health, Science and Social Care Professions and Childcare students, focusing on providing the skills, knowledge and connections necessary to reduce the skills gap within the Health and Childcare industry.
“We wanted to ensure students had the opportunity to delve into a varied range of careers in the Health and Childcare industry and raise their aspirations.”
The partnership between us and BMBC enhances the Barnsley 2030 strategy, ensuring students fulfil their learning potential, develop connections with key employers in the industry in Barnsley and prepare them for the modern workplace.
Our students attended market-style sessions in the morning for an eye-opening experience into the vast range of careers available within the sector with expertise from BMBC staff in the fields of Youth Justice Service, 0-19 Public Health Nursing Service, Children’s Social Care and Youth Voice Participation.
In the afternoon, students had the opportunity to participate in intimate talks with BMBC professionals to discuss the career paths and exciting prospects within their field to help students build the vital skills they need to get into work with the health sector and progress in their careers.
Laura Lycett, Advanced Practitioner for Barnsley Children Social Care Service’s Practise Development Hub, said: “Students came into the event really unsure of what career path they wanted to take, however, I feel they left considering social work as their future career which is really exciting!”
Karen Sharland, who works alongside Laura, added: “I attended the last BMBC insight day and there were more students at this event who were more aware of Children’s Social Care. It was good to see that they wanted to learn more about social work and the different routes into the industry.”
Emma Harvey, Childcare and Health Programme Manager, commented: “Following the success of last year’s insight day, we wanted to ensure students had the opportunity to delve into a varied range of careers in the Health and Childcare industry and raise their aspirations with the vast range of roles available.
“I hope this event developed relationships and opened up opportunities for our students as they progress onto Higher Education or employment with the key skills, knowledge and behaviours to be successful within Childcare and Health Professions.”
We offer a range of full and part-time vocational courses and apprenticeships in Health, Science and Social Care Professions and Childcare and Education Professions. For more information, contact the Information Team by emailing email@example.com or calling 01226 216 123.
Last updated: 12th October 2023
Originally posted on: 12th October 2023