Work Experience Programmes
Exciting work experience programmes at our Trust
Work experience in the NHS is a fantastic way to gain insight into a particular career, role or department you are interested in pursuing. Not only does it provide you with an opportunity to gain real life insight into your chosen career, but we aim to provide you with opportunities that will inspire you to take up a career in the NHS.
It's never too early to start thinking about your career and we are pleased to announce that future plans are underway for our work experience programme to open up from Easter 2023.
At Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust our work experience placements are offered in a variety of ways, from one-day, to one-week block placements. Days are usually 7.5 hours long, dependent on the placement.
We have a wide range of working environments both clinical and non-clinic some of which have the ability to meet with our patients.
There are restrictions which apply in some areas due to service demands, health and safety – therefore we are unable to offer work experience placements within Theatres, the Mortuary, A&E, Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Starting your work experience
Work experience opportunities start when you are 14 -15 years old and are offered in a non-clinical setting. These types of placements can be in corporate services such as Finance, Human Resources, Learning and Development, Estates and Governance.
When you are 16 years old you can apply for clinical hospital placements. These placements can be quite varied and may include Physio, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Nursing Wards, Midwifery and Medicine – including the opportunity to shadow a consultant.
All work experience students have to be fully supervised by a placement supervisor at all times. These are shadowing and observation opportunities in the main (due to the risks involved) which allow you to get a feel for the role and ask questions. We will not expect you to learn the role or do it unsupervised.
We will be opening applications for work experience in February 2023 for placements at Easter and Summer 2023.
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