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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:



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.


The Trust also welcomes young people to attend planned events to explore a job role further. 


Taste of the NHS (virtual programme)

  • Two day programme consisting of career talks from various health professions
  • Programme will run yearly in February and October half terms and during 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
  • This programme is beneficial if you are unsure of the roles within the NHS.

Careers days (will run subject to COVID-19 restrictions)

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.

Monday 19 April 2021

Monday 20 September 2021


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.

Monday 10 May 2021

Monday 15 November 2021


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 14 June 2021


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.

Tuesday 13 July 2021


Science Open Day

The one-day event will consist of half day of information from some of our scientists and half a day touring the labs in LCL.

Monday 11 October 2021


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.

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Application process

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.

Please click here for some Frequently Asked Questions.