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health or care
Are you interested in enhancing your existing skills and learning new ones whilst making a difference to young people in our community? Through our volunteering and mentoring schemes, you can!
Perhaps you are curious about other sectors and what it is like to work in different health and care roles? These schemes can help to support your understanding, identify networking opportunities, or consider your own career next steps.
Whether you are using this time to think about what you might like to be doing in the next year or two or looking for opportunities to make a difference now, we have pulled together some information and resources to help you to feel inspired about a continued career in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System.
You could work directly with patients in hospitals, work to help people in our communities, research, or work in science.
Apprenticeships offer a fully funded upskilling opportunity and the ability to gain new qualifications all while working in your current role.
Cambridegshire and Peterborough Staff Support Hub
If you work in healthcare, social care, the voluntary sector or not-for-profit sector in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and need someone to talk to, the Staff Support Hub is there for you. You can contact them for free and confidential support, to talk through any problems you may be facing, whatever they may be.
The Staff Support Hub offers you the option of external Support independent of your employers in total confidence if you feel that is more appropriate for you.
You can find their website by clicking here.
Do you want to make a difference to young people in our communities? By becoming an NHS Ambassador for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, you can help inspire our young people to think about what is possible in their futures.
Being a Health Ambassador is also a great personal and professional development tool, allowing employees to gain confidence by speaking to young people about their job, and helping young people to understand the application and recruitment process – particularly for those children from disadvantaged backgrounds who have few successful role models, either at home or in their local communities.
Meet some of our Ambassadors speaking about their careers.
Become a Mentor
If you work in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in any organisation and are working at Band 4 (or equivalent) and above, can invest some time, energy, and personal know-how to help pre-employment or early career, we need you! You can become a vital part in helping these individuals grow and improve as they embark on their health and care career journey.
Mentorship is the provision of personal support, assistance, encouragement, and inspiration, particularly at a time of transition and is usually sustained over a period of time.
Becoming a mentor and supporting another human being is immensely rewarding and can bring a great sense of personal achievement and satisfaction. Not only this, it can also provide an opportunity to extend your own people development experience and refine key leadership skills such as listening, questioning, facilitation, empathising and rapport building.
Register your interest
Your commitment can be as much, or as little, as you can give. This can range from just one hour a year sharing your career journey with young people in a school, to supporting larger events, or establishing a regular mentoring arrangement (around 6-months) with a pre-employment or early career individual. Whatever your contribution, it will be invaluable in helping a rising workforce and you will be given support and training to undertake these roles.
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