Youngsters considering a career in nursing or as a doctor can take part in a programme organised by Cumbria Health on Call.
Future GP & Nurse aims to give year 12 students considering a career in medicine the chance to gain experience in the field prior to completing their university applications.
Now in its third year, the programme begins with an open day for youngsters to find out more about CHoC, the university application process, hear from current GPs and nurses and take part in workshops.
This year’s event will include guest speakers from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lancaster, Northumbria, Sunderland and Manchester Universities, UCLAN and Cumbria Volunteer Service.
Previously the programme has been hosted in person but due to current COVID guidelines both sessions will be hosted virtually.
Juliet Eyre, head of workforce and OD, said: “Hosting our Future GP & Nurse event online will be a first for us, but it has meant that we have been able to take more students than normally possible with nearly 70 students from across Cumbria registered to join.”
Part one of the programme will take place on Wednesday, with students expected to log on from 18 different colleges/sixth forms from Cumbria.