On Friday 21st July, a group of young people and Talent Coaches were welcomed to the Central Manchester University Hospitals to learn about the various routes into admin.
A very varied and interesting afternoon saw attendees learning about being a PA to a very busy Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, handling high-level complaints, managing the admin for the Heart Centre and also about the role of the orthotics department (a department which provides anything from insoles in your shoes to artificial limbs and arranges the fitting sessions too!).
Young people also received plenty of top tips about what transferable skills and qualities would make an application stand out from the rest.
Nisha Frizzell, Employer Engagement Officer, said: “It was amazing to see the range of opportunities that were available and what shone through most of all was the passion and enthusiasm the staff had for working for the NHS. I think that the overarching message we received was that all of the high profile and well-paid roles we learned about could all be accessible from entry level positions.”
Opportunities to develop and to study for relevant qualifications are available for those that show determination, potential and an eagerness to progress.
Nisha concluded: ”The whole afternoon was really inspiring and would thoroughly recommend that you take up a future World of Work opportunity here if you are thinking of a career in admin.”