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Work Experience is where a young person can come and work with us for a short time to understand more about what it is like to have a job in the Trust.

This page gives you more information about the Work Experience scheme.

What we offer


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 clerks and occupational therapy. The NHS also depends on other staff who work in administration, finance, IT, estates, human resources and other areas.

See the NHS careers website for guidance information.

A record of work experience will be an advantage when applying for jobs or higher education courses. 

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust are committed to offering:

 

Placements

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 offered for clinical and non-clinical areas

  • Other departments such as therapies, pharmacy, radiology and the laboratories offers placements ranging from 1 to 2 days or a week’s placement.

 Placements are strictly observational only and learners will be supervised at all times.

Placements are arranged throughout the year subject to availability.

Taste of the NHS

  • Week long programme with interactive class room sessions
  • Courses will run yearly in the February and October half terms and the first week of July, pre-booking is essential.
  • All participants must be aged 14 to 18 at time of placement.
  • The programme will provide an insight into the varied careers within a busy hospital.
  • All sessions will take place within a non-patient facing area.

Sixth Form introduction to medicine

A 2 day programme, held yearly in the February and October half terms and the first week of July. The course is available for 6th Form students (16 – 19 year olds) and can accommodate a maximum of 12 students per course. The Introduction to Medicine programme seeks to promote best practice through engaging aspiring young individuals who have the drive and passion for career in medicine.

The first day of the programme will consist of a day of presentations/talks from a range of medics eg. Medical Students through to Consultants. The second day will provide students the chance to observe a Consultant in the workplace.

Careers days

Science open day

This will be run three times a year, there will be 30 places on each session. The day will consist of half day of talks from some of our scientists and half a day touring the labs.

Friday 26 April 2019

Monday 24 June 2019

Monday 21 October 2019

 

Aspiring Medics day - Monday 8 July 2019

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 - Thursday 18 July 2019

This is a one day programme inviting students from local schools to come in and hear from a wide range of Nursing Specialities.

 

 

Allied Health Professional Career Day - Tuesday 17 September 2019

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.

 

Application process for all programmes

Individuals wishing to carry out any of the options below must complete an expression of interest form.

  • Work Experience placement within the trust 
  • Taste of the NHS programme
  • Sixth Form introduction to medicine
  • Careers days

Individuals wishing to carry out a work based placement within the Dental Hospital please click here

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.