UNIVERSITY students will have the chance to get hands-on experience thanks to a new placement scheme.

Sunrise of Sonning care home is inviting young people to take part and gain valuable insight alongside their studies.

The first placement is already underway and the company hopes to introduce similar schemes across the country.

Carmela Magbitang, general manager of Sunrise of Sonning, said: “I am really pleased to have been able to get the placement programme off the ground.

"This project has been a personal passion of mine. These individuals will be exposed to a whole new side of nursing and will have the opportunity to gain real practical experience, to enhance what they are learning at the university.

"I have a great interest in mentoring and I know a lot of the team at Sunrise of Sonning do too. We hope the students have a wonderful experience here.”