Today Silverlink’s Product Manager, Rob Dixon, is attending an Apprenticeship Careers Day at Hetton School in County Durham to engage with pupils and school leavers about the value of looking to pursue a career in the health IT industry.
The Apprenticeship Careers Day is part of the Founders4Schools programme in association with the Villiers Park Education Trust – a not-for-profit initiative that connects young people to business leaders with the aim of inspiring skills development.
Hetton School has a good reputation and a long history as its predecessor school opening in 1912. The school prides itself on how it actively guides and supports students with their personal development and well-being.
Hetton School’s Apprenticeship Careers Day is designed to help their students understand how best to apply for apprenticeships, create impressive CVs and be successful during interviews. Throughout the day the students will interact with invited organisation representatives to understand the different industries they represent and the apprenticeships they offer, followed by practical engagement through mock-style job interviews.
As a leader in the development of healthcare software, having worked with the NHS for over 20 years, Silverlink was invited to take part in the Apprenticeship Careers Day to talk to students about the exciting career opportunities available in this highly specialised branch of IT, and how best to prepare for interviews in such a technical field.
On Silverlink’s participation, Rob noted: “It’s a great pleasure to attend Hetton School’s Apprenticeship Careers Day and introduce the students to the exciting and meaningful opportunities that could be available to them within the field of health IT. I’m looking forward to playing a small part in helping them prepare to enter the world of work and the fantastic opportunities the North East IT sector can offer them. I’m sure that by the end of today the students will have a better understanding of what a career in healthcare software development entails and how rewarding it can be to make a real difference to people’s lives.”