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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 clarks 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.

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.

The Liverpool 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 up to 5 days in clinical and non-clinical areas

  • Other departments such as therapies, pharmacy and radiology offer 1 to 2 day placements.

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.

Careers days

Science Open day

This will run twice 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.

Monday 9 March 2020

Monday 12 October 2020

 

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.

Friday 24 April 2020

Monday 28 September 2020

 

Nursing Career Day

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

Monday 11 May 2020

Monday 16 November 2020

 

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.

Monday 8 June 2020

 

Dentistry Open Day

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

Monday 13 July 2020

 

Wider Team Careers

This is a one day programme inviting students from local schools to come in and hear from a wide range of non-clinical careers in the NHS

Thursday 3 December 2020

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
  • Career's Days

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

Due to the high demand for Dentistry work experience, placements for 2020 are full, but applications for 2021 are welcomed and successful applicants will be informed in late 2020.

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.

The Royal Liverpool University Hospitals have become part of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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