22 Mar 2017

Our new Healthcare Ambassadors helped to inspire the next generation of doctors, nurses and therapists last week at a careers fair at Southall’s Guru Nanak Sikh Academy.

Activity Coordinator Michelle Spooner and Recruitment Administrator Savitha Sheshappanavar set up shop with plenty of information and energy to support the youngsters with their future ambitions. Students sought advice about qualifications needed to work in the NHS, training and voluntary opportunities and learned more about working within mental health.

Michelle said: “I want to inspire the next generation and educate students about opportunities in the NHS. The careers fair was a very successful event and as soon as the doors opened, we were inundated with questions.

“At the end of the event, the Vice Principle of Guru Nanak Sikh Academy thanked us for participating.”

Savitha also spent time interacting with students and promoting the work of the trust. “It was great fun and a very good experience. We met many enthusiastic children who had tonnes of questions.”

Since the start of the year, healthcare ambassadors at WLMHT have given up their time to attend career events at schools or host work experience students. This forms part of the trust’s commitment to growing our future workforce by reaching local communities and raising awareness of careers within the NHS.