Lister’s second annual work experience week has taken place, with 74 local school children taking part from across Hertfordshire.
The event, supported by Health Education East of England, involved members of Trust staff from a wide range of services, including stroke, maternity and cancer care. A number of fully supervised interactive activities and experiences were arranged, which allowed the students to get a behind-the-scenes insight into the inner workings of their local hospital.
Lister’s work experience week
Students were greeted by the Trust’s chief executive, Nick Carver, at the start of the week and the programme concluded with lunch under a marquee outside Lister’s main entrance. Local Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland was able to join students and the staff for the meal, where he was able to listen to their experiences.
Stephen McPartland said:
“I was delighted to be invited to come along to the Lister and meet with the students who spent the week at the hospital getting a greater understanding of what it is like to work in the NHS. Listening to them speaking about their experience was really interesting and I do hope that they will follow through with their career ambitions to become healthcare professionals.”
Reflecting on the week, the Trust’s chief people officer, Thomas Simons, said: