HOPE for ex-forces and Norfolk citizens who'd like a future in healthcare HOPE for ex-forces and Norfolk citizens who'd like a future in healthcare

Thanks to funding from Norfolk's Armed Forces Community Covenant, UEA is offering a four-week employability programme to veterans and Norfolk citizens who'd like to work in healthcare.

HOPE (Health Opportunities and Prospects for Employment) is an experiential programme that's tailored to the needs of every participant. There will be a week's intensive skills mapping, a two-week work placement within Norfolk and a fourth week preparing to apply for employment or further education opportunities.

"We are privileged to have this funding and it will enable UEA to bring together military personnel and civilians to share their experiences and move forward together into worthwhile health or care careers," Deborah Harrison, HOPE project lead.

HOPE will help veterans integrate into local life and build their experience and contacts in the community. Half of the funded places are open to veterans and half to civilian students, who've graduated from a Foundation Degree in Health Studies. This mix will allow all participants to gain knowledge from different perspectives within an area of mutual interest – healthcare.

Schedule Course programme

Week one

Study the changing healthcare environment

Explore your personality, past experience and learning style

Develop leadership skills

Weeks two & three

Build upon your experience through workplace learning

Week four

Plan for your future and prepare for employment or education

The programme runs from 1 to 27 September 2014.

Download the application form to apply for your place now.