Healthcare Horizons

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Our programme

The NHS is the largest employer in Britain and offers over 350 careers to choose from. But finding one’s way through the maze of how to make your start in helping deliver Britain’s healthcare can be a challenge, especially if you do not come from a background that has strong connections with health professionals.

The Healthcare Horizons programme has been developed with the intention of delivering short and medium-term improvements in recruiting and retaining suitably qualified staff with focus on local recruitment, and is helping young people in east London to take the first steps in NHS careers in healthcare and health sciences.

Run by Barts Health NHS Trust and Barts Charity, supported by JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Healthcare Horizons is enabling students to learn more about different health professions, access higher education and secure employment within the NHS.

Over 1,000 school and college students from over 30 schools in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Newham and Hackney will participate in a variety of initiatives tailored to their age. The programme includes a raft of support to give young people a taster of stepping into the shoes of healthcare workers:

  • Secondary school students will have access to career awareness sessions, hands on events and work experience placements.
  • Teenagers will be able to immerse themselves in how an operating theatre works in the cutting edge simulation suite at The Royal London Hospital.
  • Direct support and advice will be offered to students completing applications for university via online mentoring.
  • Bespoke support for those looking to access direct work and apprenticeships, including motivational training, interview skills development and regular events showcasing the range of available opportunities will help people to get straight into work.

Career event dates

  • 24 October Insight into the NHS -  Medicine and Dentistry
  • 24 October Insight into the NHS - Nursing, Midwifery and AHPs 
  • 18 February Insight into the NHS - Nursing, Midwifery and AHPs
  • 20 February Insight into the NHS - Medicine and Dental

 

Our offering to schools and colleges

We are currently working with 32 schools within the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney and Waltham Forest offering a wide range of activities:

Years 10-13

  • Career talks in small groups
  • Parents talks to increase awareness of existing career pathways

Years 12-13

  • Barts Health summer school
  • Career events
  • Work experience
  • Mentoring programme

16 - 29 year olds

  • Apprenticeship recruitment
  • Pre-employment training programme

 

Participating Schools:

Hackney:

  • BSix College
  • Clapton Girls' Academy
  • Our Lady’s Catholic High School
  • Petchey Academy
  • Stoke Newington
  • The City Academy
  • Cardinal Pole Sixth Form

Newham

  • Brampton Manor Academy 6th form
  • London Academy of Excellence
  • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVic)
  • St. Angela's Sixth Form
  • St. Bonaventure's Sixth Form
  • Newham College
  • Newham Collegiate 6th form

Tower Hamlets

  • Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School
  • Central Foundation Girls' School
  • George Green's School
  • Morpeth School
  • Mulberry School for Girls
  • Oaklands School
  • Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red Coat Church of England Secondary School
  • St Paul's Way Trust
  • Swanlea School
  • Langdon Park School

Waltham Forest

  • Leyton Sixth Form College
  • Norlington School for Boys
  • Sir George Monoux College
  • Waltham Forest College
  • Walthamstow Academy
  • Highams Park School
  • Lammas School
  • Walthamstow School for Girls

Please note that due to a high demand we are unable to accept requests from individual students or schools outside of the selected boroughs.

Work experience opportunities

Due to a high demand we are unable to accept requests from individual students. All our work experience placements are offered directly to schools and colleges participating in our programme. If you are attending one of the schools listed below, please speak to your career advisor to log your request.

Participating schools

Hackney:

  • BSix College
  • Clapton Girls' Academy
  • Our Lady’s Catholic High School
  • Petchey Academy
  • Stoke Newington
  • The City Academy
  • Cardinal Pole Sixth Form

    Newham

  • Brampton Manor Academy 6th form
  • London Academy of Excellence
  • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVic)
  • St. Angela's Sixth Form
  • St. Bonaventure's Sixth Form
  • Newham College

    Tower Hamlets

  • Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School
  • Central Foundation Girls' School
  • George Green's School
  • Morpeth School
  • Mulberry School for Girls
  • Oaklands School
  • Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red Coat Church of England Secondary School
  • St Paul's Way Trust
  • Swanlea School
  • Langdon Park School

    Waltham Forest

  • Leyton Sixth Form College
  • Norlington School for Boys
  • Sir George Monoux College
  • Waltham Forest College
  • Walthamstow Academy
  • Highams Park School
  • Lammas School

Apply for our pre-apprenticeship training programme

Our pre-employability training programme will provide eligible 16-29 year olds the opportunity to access entry level jobs and any upcoming apprenticeship vacancies (as and when available) at the Trust. More information about the typical vacancies on offer and the programme can be found within the following Pre-Apprenticeship-Employment Training Programme Booklet.pdf[pdf] 539KB .

Eligibility criteria (all requirements must be met):

  • Age 16-29
  • Resident of one of the following boroughs: Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Hackney
  • Good GCSEs in Maths and English (A*-C) or equivalent
  • EU/UK resident for a minimum of 3 years
  • Must not be in education at the point of application for the programme

All candidates interested in applying for the pre-employability training programme must send an email stating the cohort number as well as attaching an updated CV to healthcare careers team

Those eligible will be invited to an information and assessment day, and successful candidates will be selected following a short interview. Candidates must be available to attend all dates in their specified cohort.  

Upcoming Career Event Dates 2020

 

Careers Event Date Content Location App deadline

Upcoming Career Event Dates

Medical & Dental Careers / Nursing, Midwifery and AHP

Tuesday 18th February 2020    

Nursing, Midwifery & AHP Careers Education Academy, Royal London Hospital 21st January 2020

Thursday 20th February 2020

Medical & Dental Careers Education Academy, Royal London Hospital 23rd January 2020
Tuesday 14th April 2020 Medical & Dental Careers Education Academy, Newham University Hospital 17th March 2020
Wednesday 15th April 2020 Nursing, Midwifery & AHP Careers Education Academy,  Newham University Hospital 18th March 2020
Monday 25th May 2020 Medical & Dental Careers Education Academy, Royal London Hospital 27th April 2020
Friday 29th May 2020 Nursing, Midwifery & AHP Careers Education Academy, Royal London Hospital 1st May 2020
Summer Schools      
Tues 28th July – Thurs 30th July  2020 Medical & Dental Careers Education Academy, Royal London Hospital 16th June 2020
Wed 5th  August – Fri 7th August 2020 Nursing, Midwifery & AHP Careers Medical Education Centre, Whipps Cross University Hospital  
Joint Summer School
Mon 24th Aug – Wed 26th Aug 2020

Medical & Dental Careers

Nursing, Midwifery & AHP Careers

Education Academy, Newham University Hospital 13th July 2020

                                                                                                       Please be aware that places will only be offered to local students from schools enrolled onto the Barts Health - Healthcare Horizons Project. To apply please email the team.

Upcoming Career Event Dates 2020

 

Careers Event Date Content Location App deadline

Upcoming Career Event Dates

Medical & Dental Careers / Nursing, Midwifery and AHP

Tuesday 18th February 2020    

Nursing, Midwifery & AHP Careers Education Academy, Royal London Hospital 21st January 2020

Thursday 20th February 2020

Medical & Dental Careers Education Academy, Royal London Hospital 23rd January 2020
Tuesday 14th April 2020 Medical & Dental Careers Education Academy, Newham University Hospital 17th March 2020
Wednesday 15th April 2020 Nursing, Midwifery & AHP Careers Education Academy,  Newham University Hospital 18th March 2020
Monday 25th May 2020 Medical & Dental Careers Education Academy, Royal London Hospital 27th April 2020
Friday 29th May 2020 Nursing, Midwifery & AHP Careers Education Academy, Royal London Hospital 1st May 2020
Summer Schools      
Tues 28th July – Thurs 30th July  2020 Medical & Dental Careers Education Academy, Royal London Hospital 16th June 2020
Wed 5th  August – Fri 7th August 2020 Nursing, Midwifery & AHP Careers Medical Education Centre, Whipps Cross University Hospital  
Joint Summer School
Mon 24th Aug – Wed 26th Aug 2020

Medical & Dental Careers

Nursing, Midwifery & AHP Careers

Education Academy, Newham University Hospital 13th July 2020

                                                                                                       Please be aware that places will only be offered to local students from schools enrolled onto the Barts Health - Healthcare Horizons Project. To apply please email the team.