What do we do?

The aim of the Careers & Engagement Hub is to inspire local people and engage our future healthcare workforce.  We do this by working collaboratively with education and training providers and employment support organisations, and in partnership with a range of health and social care organisations across Cumbria and North Lancashire, to provide a wealth of opportunities for careers information and guidance.

We are funded by Health Education North West to cover Cumbria and North Lancashire, providing information about NHS careers, signposting enquires and coordinating staff involvement and presence at local careers and engagement events.  The Careers & Engagement Hub offers a unique opportunity to find out more about the educational and employment opportunities offered within the health and social care sector, whether you are part of our current staff or thinking about opportunities for the future.

Please contact us if you are interested in:

Return to Practice Opportunities

Are you already a qualified nurse, but haven’t worked in the last few years?

The amount of retraining you will need to undertake in order to return will depend upon whether you have maintained your registration. If you have been out of practice but have not allowed your registration to lapse, then you may be able to return without the need to complete a Return to Practice course. You will still need some support though to return but this can be provided locally in NHS organisations, in the form of an induction period. For further information click here or contact Ruth Keeler on: ruth.keeler@mbht.nhs.uk

Work Experience

Work Experience within the NHS offers an excellent opportunity to gain an insight into the wide range of Health Care professions.  Did you know that there are around 350 different careers options within the NHS?

We offer opportunities for work experience across the region of Cumbria and North Lancashire. We offer two different types of work experience.

  • For participants aged 14-16years, we run ‘Insights into Healthcare’ Weeks.  These are designed to bring health situations to life through realistic simulated environments and help students to develop an understanding of a range of different health care careers.
  • For participants over the age of 16, we offer observational work experience placements.  These last between 1-5 days and provide an opportunity to meet members of staff and shadow them in their jobs.

If you are interested in either of these, please get in touch with Vicky Lumley on: Victoria.lumley@mbht.nhs.uk

Apprenticeship and Job Information

Careers Information