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Healthcare and Blue Light - School Engagement Event


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The health ansd social care providers in the North West and East of Cumbria are proud to present their 3rd annual Healthcare and Blue Light School Engagement event.

The event will be held on site at University of Cumbria Fusehill Campus, between 10:30 and 16:30 (schools will be able to book on groups between 10:30 and 15:00 and students arriving with parents from 3.15 onwards)

The event is open to students and members of the public who are intrested in exploring careers in health and the emergency services.

It is an opportunity to meet with staff working in healthcare and blue light services professions and educators across our organisation in the following categories to help them understand what they jobs involve and the career pathways to get into the profession.

Allied Health Professionals (eg. Speech and Language, Physios Occupational Therapists)

Nursing and midwifery professionals

Doctors, Consultants and GP's

Healthcare assistants

Dental professionals

Social Workers


Fire service

Admin and Clerical roles such as HR, procurement


Domestic, catering and Estates



The partners involved are

NHS in Cumbria

Cumbria County Council

North West Ambulance Service

Cumbria Constabulary

Cumbria Health on Call and GP surgeries

Eden Valley Hospice

Armed Forces Reservists

The Educators supporting the event are:

University of Cumbria


Newton Rigg College

Lakes College

Carlisle College

Lancaster Medical School

Supporting agencies


Business Connectors

Centre for Leadership

As well as the main room we will also be offering some smaller workshops for students to explore how the roles relate to real life scenarios.

Schools who are organising group attendance will need to book a time slot via this event. We would advise Carlisle Schools to book in for slots int he afternoon and the school sin the West to book in morning.

Any students or member of the public attending after 15.15 individually or with parents will not be required to book however please ensure you park respectfully on site at the University of Cumbria Fusehill Campus or the surrounding roads.

For further information please contact victoria.mcdade@cumbria.nhs.uk