Work Inspirations Programme
Where exploration meets experience
Roche is keen to inspire young minds who will play a key role in shaping the future of healthcare. We see this as a learning exchange between generations and we enable our people to take on mentorship programmes above and beyond their day-to-day activities. This year Roche Diagnostics & Diabetes Care UK ran two pilot Work Inspiration sessions. The scheme has been designed to support and inspire young people aged 14-17 in further education or a career in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
So far, this initiative has seen 35 students embarking on a three-day programme to explore careers at Roche and how to apply theoretical STEM knowledge into practice. Each student selected a work related activity from a list of forward-thinking titles in healthcare. They had the freedom to independently explore, create and produce an innovative application with support from a team of specialist mentors, using the resources available at our Head Office in Burgess Hill.
For example, several students chose to investigate the application of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality into healthcare. With no limitations placed on them, the students exploded with ideas and impressed us with their futuristic, commercially viable concepts.