The Bermuda Hospitals Board hosted a careers fair at the King Edward Memorial Hospital on Wednesday [March 18] for the island’s middle and senior school students.
A Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] spokesperson said: “BHB’s career fair gave students and existing BHB staff the chance to explore career opportunities in the healthcare industry. Staff members from various departments throughout the hospital were on hand yesterday to discuss their positions and explain how they got their start at BHB.
“King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are Bermuda’s only hospitals, and we encompass a wide range of careers in both clinical and non-clinical fields. We endeavour to promote career paths based on our projected needs for the next 10 to 20 years.
“The fair also included information about our volunteer programme, work shadowing, summer employment and scholarship programme for university students studying in areas of projected need.
Dr. Kendra-Lee Pearman, Director of Organizational Development at Bermuda Hospitals Board:
“Approximately 150 students from seven of Bermuda’s schools visited the fair yesterday. We targeted middle and secondary school students who are making academic choices now that can provide them with a solid education to start them on a career path. Some students already have an interest in healthcare but little knowledge of what a future in a healthcare-related field entails. For others, we hope we have ignited an interest.
“As with our previous career fairs, we also invited BHB employees to attend. This allows them a way to explore other career paths and opportunities within our organisation. It also gives them a chance to gain a better knowledge of the work performed by other departments that they don’t necessarily come into contact with during their regular daily routine. Staff members are able to see each other in a different light and appreciate the different journeys to success at BHB.”
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