Festival nursing: how to get work, enjoy the event and get paid

Our podcast guest – a nurse and Glastonbury veteran – shares advice on finding a role that’s right for you and how to make the most of the experience

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Have you considered working at one of the UK’s summer festivals? There are plenty of opportunities to use your nursing skills, enjoy festival life – and still get paid.

If you are looking for a role but don’t know where to start, the latest episode of the Nursing Standard podcast answers all of your questions.

Our podcast guest, intensive care sister Vicky Lennon, talks about her experience of working at Glastonbury and what she enjoyed when off-duty.

She also shares tips on how to find a role at a festival that is right for you. Paid work is available through a range of charities and companies, with varying shift patterns to choose from.

Be prepared for your role – and the weather

Ms Lennon tells RCNi editorial assistant Serafina Basciano about the importance of speaking to different companies to understand what is expected of you, and to determine whether your skill sets match what is required.

And, as we all know, the British weather is not always favourable at a festival, so Ms Lennon shares her tips on what to pack to make sure you do not get caught out.

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