As part of Sharples School's commitment to raising the aspirations of our pupils,12 year 9 pupils have enrolled on a  6 week work experience programme with the NHS, which provides pupils with an insight into a variety of professions within the NHS.Through the course pupils will not only gain a broad knowledge of the sector, but also build upon communication skills essential for working life as they work towards gaining qualification in first aid. Work experience within the NHS is usually limited to university students so the programme is a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to develop a good understanding of this career pathway.