Nurse Cadet Programme to provide opportunities for young

Hugh Baird College and Aintree University Hospital have announced that they are working in partnership on a number of initiatives aimed at providing exciting and rewarding career opportunities for young people living in the Liverpool City Region.

Hugh Baird College and Aintree have launched a Nursing Cadet Programme, a pre-nursing cadet programme and a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities will also be available.

The Nursing Cadet Programme will offer twenty students, aged 16 – 18, the opportunity to take their first steps towards becoming qualified nurses and healthcare practitioners.

Dianne Brown, Aintree University Hospital’s chief nurse, said: “We are keen to recruit tomorrow’s nursing professionals through this programme and we are looking forward to welcoming cadets to Aintree.

“Young people will benefit from working with a range of highly skilled health care professionals in a range of areas, including one of the most modern emergency centres in the country.”

Through the cadetship scheme, students will gain a unique blend of theory-based study and hands on work experience, as they split their time between the college and placements at a variety of services across Aintree.

The first intake of nursing cadets will start this October and recruitment is underway now with a closing date for applications of 15th September.

Those with an interest can find out more about the programme and can apply via the College’s website,

In order to provide 14-year-olds with the opportunity to prepare for the full Nursing Cadet Programme, the college and Aintree have worked closely to establish an innovative pre-nursing cadet programme.

Based at Hugh Baird College’s 14-16 college, the programme will not only give students the theory, skills and GCSEs needed to move seamlessly on to the full cadet programme, but the learning experience will be enriched with masterclasses from healthcare specialists and visits to the range of clinical settings at Aintree.

Yana Williams, principal and chief executive at Hugh Baird College said: “We are delighted to be working together with Aintree on these exciting new developments.”

“Hugh Baird College have a strong reputation for providing learning opportunities complimented by employer involvement either in curriculum development or through work placement opportunities and masterclasses.

“It was this approach that enabled the college to become the UK’s first career college in 2014 and I am delighted to say that the career college will be working with us on our Nursing Cadet Programmes.”

“The nursing cadet initiatives we are launching are aimed at gifted, talented and driven students who are passionate about helping others.”

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