Enrichment sessions - on hold at the moment due to focus on career events - many apologies

Joined up Careers Derbyshire are keen to promote the range of roles and opportunities in the health and social care sector. We have attended ‘market place’ events, and are also able to offer an enhanced experience for students through a series of engaging and meaningful workshop sessions.

Joined Up Careers can offer enrichment workshop sessions to complement the health and social care curriculum. The practical nature of the sessions enables theory learned in lessons to be put into practice while embedding the knowledge and inspiring career choices.

Joined up Careers have developed a portfolio of engaging and interactive sessions that can be delivered anywhere between 30 and 50 minute slots (usually to classes no larger than 30 pupils).

The enrichment sessions we currently offer are listed below:

  • Careers in care
  • Effects of ageing
  • Equality and diversity
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Mental capacity and deprivation of liberty
  • Skills and values (including the importance of maths and English)

We are also able to develop bespoke workshops upon request.

“The presentation had great insight into equality and diversity and the students were fully engaged. The presentation was very informative and easy flowing. The college would love more talks from Joined Up Careers for other groups of students.” Derby College 

“The pupils certainly found the presentation interesting and a number of them have shown an interest in pursuing some of the options. As a careers teacher, it opened up a world of opportunities that would not normally have been covered in such detail. I would be very interested in having more presentations from Joined Up Careers and would welcome the opportunity to discuss future topics and dates.” Thomas Moore School

If your school is interested in accessing bespoke, interactive health and social care enrichment sessions, please contact Abi Ingram on 01629 532415 or email abigail.ingram@nhs.net

Mock interviews

A mock interview, also known as a practice interview, is a simulation of an actual job interview. It provides the person with an opportunity to practice for an interview and receive feedback. 

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire can help with providing mock interviews for students and young people interested in careers in care.

For further information, please contact Hazel Jones on 07973 625109 or email hazel.jones@derbyshire.gov.uk

"Thank you to each and every one of you for your time and enthusiasm at this morning’s mock interviews. Every student that I spoke to said they felt some much more confident and more at ease after having had the chance to interview with an employer. For some, this was their first ever interview and so your guidance and advice would have been warmly welcomed." Enterprise for Education

Future workforce champions

Joined Up Careers works with schools throughout Derbyshire to raise the profile of careers in health and care and explain to young people about the wide variety of roles on offer. No matter what interests and skills the students might have, or whatever their gender or background, there is a job to suit everyone.

We can support schools through sessions delivered as part of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) classes or through bespoke sessions. We are also working closely with employers to enhance further opportunities for students to engage with employers through meaningful work experience placements.  

In addition, we are now looking to build on this support through the development of Health and Care Champions, utilising the experience of students’ parents and colleagues who have experience of this sector.

Parents play an integral part in decision-making regarding career and education choices and evidence shows that when employers and parents form a partnership approach they often have the best outcomes for children. We are seeking to develop a network of ‘champions’ who work in health and social care careers to share stories of how they got involved, to raise awareness of the different roles and to explain what their work involves.

To enquire about joining our network of champions, please use our website contact form.

Please note: in line with our response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are able to offer all our school sessions virtually via online resources.