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Are you interested in a career in Health and Care?


If so you are invited to join a series of free virtual sessions throughout February.

We have two virtual events on offer:

  • a virtual Health and Care Academy
  • a live event on Apprenticeships in Health and Care to celebrate Apprenticeship week

The Health and Care Academy


A paramedic working at Ipswich Hospital

The sessions are aimed at people living in Suffolk and North East Essex, aged 14-18 who would like to gain an insight into working in the health and care sectors. The FREE sessions are being delivered by the Next Generation programme which hosts the Suffolk and North East Essex Health and Care Academy.

The Health and Care Academy offers an opportunity to learn about the NHS and social care and the vast array of roles within the sector and routes in. As a participant, you'll have an opportunity to meet a range of health and care professionals ask them questions and gain insight and understanding of the work they do.

The short Academy course is being delivered virtually, throughout half term: Monday 15th to Friday 19th February, from 11am-12.30pm.

This programme is your first step in accessing information about working in the Health & Care sectors and the range of careers available. Healthcare Ambassadors will lead the programme and as a participant, you'll get a chance to ask any questions.

On completion of the short course, you'll be provided with a certificate of participation, which will look great on your CV and will help at future interviews. You'll also receive support in accessing your next steps.

To register for the February 2021 Half Term Health & Care Academy, please email

Charlotte Smith
Colchester Health and Care Academy participant


“I wanted to widen my knowledge about the healthcare profession and due to Covid-19, opportunities seemed a little limited.

"The programme has also helped me learn transferable skills for future roles, such as CV writing and interview skills.

"The healthcare professionals you speak to make you feel really comfortable, and I was able to ask as many questions as I liked.”

An Operating Department Practitioner working in Colchester Hospital

National Apprenticeship Week


To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, a virtual event, “Find out about Apprenticeships in the health and care sector”, has also been organised on Thursday 11th February from 11.30am-1pm.

This short online session will help participants understand what apprenticeship roles are available in Health and Care, how to access them, entry routes and how to apply.

To register for the Apprenticeship Event please email

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