Practical demonstrations led by inspiring individuals have given students from north London a taste of life at one of the UK’s largest hospital trusts.

More than 150 school and college students got a unique opportunity to find out more about the huge range of career opportunities within the NHS at a busy careers event held at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Pupils from Acland Burghley (Camden), La Sainte Union (Highgate), Totteridge Academy (Barnet), Whitfield School (Barnet), Barnet and Southgate College, the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, Chace Community School (Enfield), Lea Valley High School (Enfield) and London Academy (Edgware), were able to sample a range of healthcare professions and speak to inspirational members of staff.

From working with a midwife team to ‘deliver’ a baby, with the aid of a life-size simulation model, to discovering the sorts of tests that speech therapists put patients through there were lots of ways that students could discover more about the wide range of career paths available and what might be the right fit for them. Nearly 20 specialities were represented and staff were on hand to share their passion for their roles.

Anthony Senner, deputy director of education for the Royal Free London, told the audience: “Working for the NHS is a worthy and rewarding way to spend your working life and we’d like you to consider it, especially at the Royal Free London. We provide world class care and this means we need to attract world class people.” 

To find out more about a career at the Royal Free London – whatever your age – go here.