We are very proud of the long established links between Willow Burn Hospice and the Sixth Form at St. Bede's. Our staff and students have been raising money and volunteering at Willow Burn for many years. We are delighted to continue to offer our tailor made programme to Sixth Form students who are thinking of pursuing a career in the field of medicine and healthcare. Our students will gain a true insight into the work of the caring profession and the range of responsibilities involved in the running of the hospice. They will have the opportunity to share their own, individual talents, develop their confidence and gain valuable experience of employability skills in a number of different environments as well as experiencing first-hand how voluntary work can enrich their local community and their school and college.
Each student will have 5 days of structured work experience comprising:
Half-day training with Willow Burn Volunteer Services Manager, Laura Elliot, and the clinical team, including GP
3 days working in the day hospice
Half-day working in the Willow Burn shop
1 day working in an area of their choice
Students will be encouraged to keep a diary to record their progress and to reflect upon their experience in preparation for their future career. They will be able to progress at their own pace, with a degree of flexibility, working around their school timetable and social commitments.
Students who complete the project will be offered a reference for work or educational purposes as well as a certificate of achievement and perhaps even a nomination for an outstanding achievement award. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and we look forward to many more years of working in partnership with Willow Burn!