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Work experience

The Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust welcomes supports and encourages work experience.

Work experience introduces young people to the world of work and is a valuable and essential part of their education. For individuals in further education or in long-term unemployment or interested in a career change, work experience can further support learning and provide valuable experience of the working environment which can encourage a return to employment or give you that push to embark on a new career path.

The National Health Service has over 350 different careers, all working to contribute some part to patient care. Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust has a variety of occupations to offer. Work experience students will be given the opportunity to observe our fantastic staff which will hopefully help them in deciding which career pathway they may wish to take.

For further information on current opportunities available and the knowledge, skills, training and experience required to work in these different careers, including any support that may be available to help you train, please visit the NHS Careers website.

Categories of work experience students

  • Those in school years 10 and 11 for whom work experience is part of their national curriculum
  • School students aged 14 and above
  • 16-18 year olds seeking relevant work experience to meet their university application requirements
  • Ad-hoc requests from the over 16’s seeking NHS experience
  • Placements for those on Return to Employment Schemes (RES) such as Ambition Health, Sysco Training, Training Network Group, known as TNG

The Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust will, where possible, support the placements of all categories of students, Monday - Friday between 9am and 4pm, however it is recognised that due to the nature of our business, work experience placements will be restricted to certain areas and specialties and the Trust will not be able to accommodate every request.

Work Experience students must be aged 16 or over to be placed in a clinical area. Please note that work experience students will be allocated to areas where they may get the chance to talk to different professionals but they cannot be allocated to an individual professional.

An application form must be completed and submitted if requesting a work experience placement, as all email request will be directed to the online application form.

For all voluntary requests please contact volunteers@lwh.nhs.uk

Due to high demand of placements all requests are advised to be made 3 months in advance in order for us to meet your request.

Should you require any further information please contact Liverpool Women's HR Adviser on 0151 702 4446 or email workexperience@lwh.nhs.uk

Liverpool Women's Foundation Trust also host a number of healthcare careers events throughout the year. Local schools and colleges will be given the opportunity to attend, if you are interested please discuss with your local careers advisor.

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