Work experience in the NHS offers the chance to see what the job is really like. It may confirm a person’s career choice, or open their eyes to other options that they hadn’t considered. Within the NHS there is a wide range of career choices from doctors to nurses and allied health professionals such as, physiotherapists, dieticians, radiographers, porters, ward clarks and occupational therapy. The NHS also depends on other staff who work in administration, finance, IT, estates, human resources and other areas.
Work experience in the NHS offers the opportunity to sample a variety of jobs, across the whole range of interest and academic ability.
A record of work experience will be an advantage when applying for jobs or higher education courses.
Work experience placements are provided in clinical and non-clinical work places within the trust for learners aged from 16, restrictions in certain areas may apply.
Placements are strictly observational only and learners will be supervised at all times.
Placements are arranged throughout the year subject to availability.
Science Open day
This is a one day event inviting students from local schools to come in and hear about a wide range of healthcare science careers that are offered in the Liverpool Clinical Laboratories.
Aspiring Medics Day
This is a one day programme inviting students from local schools to come in and hear from a wide range of doctors about their experiences of becoming a doctor and the work that they do now.
Nursing Career Day
A one day programme inviting students from local schools to discover the wide range of nursing specialities there are within a NHS setting.
Allied Health Professional Career Day
This is a one day programme inviting students from local schools to come in and hear from a wide range of Allied Health Professionals eg. Radiographers, Physiotherapists, Therapies etc.
Dentistry Open Day
This is a one day programme inviting students from local schools to learn about the wide range of Dentistry specialities within the NHS.
Wider Team Careers
This is a one day programme inviting students from local schools to explore other roles within the NHS. There is a wide range of non-clinical careers, such as IT, Administration, Estates, Security etc.
Individuals wishing to carry out Work Experience Placement must complete a Work Experience Application Form.
On completion of the form the work experience coordinator will liaise with the individual to complete all the necessary pre-placement checks.
The student and their parents/guardians are required to sign an honorary contract which gives permission for the placement to proceed and binds students to certain standards of behaviour. Failure to observe this code may mean instant termination of the placement. An honorary contract will be issued by the Work Experience Coordinator to notify successful candidates of the terms of their agreement.
If you wish to book a place for the Taste of the NHS programme or a Career Day event please complete a Career Day/Programme Application Form.