A variety of health and social care organisations from across Lincolnshire attended the event
BGU recently hosted the inaugural Health and Social Care Careers Fair. Health and Social Care students, staff and the team at BG Futures worked together to organise and run the event. Students from across all H&SC programmes were invited to attend and learn more about the possible next steps in their careers in Health and Social Care.
A variety of health and social care organisations from across Lincolnshire attended the event, including: NHS Neighbourhood Working Team, Market Rasen General Practice, Lincolnshire County Council Adult and Children’s services, With You, One You Lincolnshire and KIDS Lincolnshire.
The event provided an opportunity for students to network with sector providers; with a focus on individual experiences of working in the sector and an interactive seminar exploring “A day in the life…..”. Further opportunities during the event included: a marketplace and discussions around both current vacancies and career development opportunities.
Feedback from students reported an overwhelming success and more of the same:
- “My experience was really enjoyable; everyone was very chatty and helpful”
- “Really good: I thought it was brilliant being able to sit down and chat, in more depth about services”
- “Made me really think about where my BSc (Hons) will take me in the future”.
Service providers reported that the students were “so enthusiastic and interested in what we do”, where they might fit within service and future career opportunities.
Following the day's success, organisers hope to run the event again next year with a view to expanding and inviting even more service providers.