Today Silverlink’s Managing Director Tim Quainton will be attending a Speed Mentoring Day at St. Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in Newcastle to engage with pupils about the value of looking to pursue a career in the health IT industry.
The Speed Mentoring Day is an initiative of Business In The Community, a Prince of Wales charity, and includes some volunteers from Founders4Schools, a programme that aims to inspire and prepare students for their future by connecting them with local business leaders.
Speed mentoring encounters allow business leaders to meet with students and participate in a series of short, focused conversations about specific career questions and topics, providing guidance and coaching.
St. Cuthbert’s Catholic High School is an all-boys non selective school located in Newcastle upon Tyne. Founded in 1881, the school offers a vast range of leadership and extra-curricular opportunities and is ranked amongst the highest attaining state schools in the country.
Silverlink was invited to partake in St. Cuthbert’s Speed Mentoring Day because of their invaluable experience working in the NHS over the last two decades. During the day, Tim will talk with students about his experience in this highly specialised branch of IT, the exciting career opportunities available, and how best to prepare for interviews in such a technical field.
On Silverlink’s participation, Tim noted: “I’m looking forward to attending St. Cuthbert’s Catholic High School’s Speed Mentoring Day and introducing the students to the important and highly specialised career opportunities that are available in the health IT industry. Digital tools are becoming the backbone of the NHS, so it’s essential for England’s healthcare future to have the brightest minds involved in healthcare software development.”