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Nursing Students Explore Employment Options at Careers Event

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Almost 100 University of Worcester Nursing students were able to gain further insight into the options available to them after graduation at a large careers event hosted last week.

The University is recognised as a leading provider of Nursing education, and is also renowned for its close relationships with NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers in the local area.

Final-year Nursing students, Return to Practice Nursing students and second-year pre-registration student nurses attended to speak to delegates from around 30 employers.

The employers represented included the local Trusts of Worcester Acute, Wye Valley, Worcester Health and Care; 2gether Trust; Birmingham Children’s Hospital; Sanctuary Care; and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust.

The Army Medical Reserve was also present, as students were able to take advantage of the chance to find out about the range of diverse employment opportunities open to them.

Sherri Ogston-Tuck, Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester, said: “At Worcester, we are renowned for our excellence in Nursing and associated courses, and our Nursing graduates are highly sought after, both locally and further afield.

“Part of our responsibility is to make sure that our students have as much information as possible open to them during their time with us, so that they are able to make informed choices about the career direction they would like to take after graduating.

“We were delighted that so many local employers were able to give advice to our students, and that so many students took advantage of this valuable opportunity.”

The University of Worcester has recently been nominated for the Student Nursing Times’ Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration) award – the third consecutive year in which the University has been recognised in this way.