Work Experience at Norfolk Community Health and Care
What it’s all about:
- Work Experience is for anybody aged 14+ who is looking to gain more knowledge about the NHS and career options.
- Age 14+ can undertake work experience in a non-clinical/clinical setting.
- Age 18+ can undertake work experience in a childcare setting.
- Work Experience can be a maximum of two weeks (75 hours).
- Work Experience is often the first exposure to what working in the NHS is like.
- Work experience is observational only in all clinical settings where appropriate work experience can involve minor administrative duties.
- Allows applicants to use their placement supervisor as a reference and a ‘step in’ to further opportunities in the Trust.
- Broadens the public knowledge of the NHS and Trust and the care provided to patients.
- Previous placements have included: Nursing, IT, HR, Physio, Psychology, Medicine, OT
The Process Frequently Asked Questions
Why would Work Experience benefit me?
Work experience is key to finding out if a career is the right one for you and many employers and Universities look favourably on experience from their applicants.
What are NCH&C’s expectations of Work Experience candidates?
At NCH&C we look for commitment from our work experience candidates, which includes following our Trust policies and demonstrating our core values and behaviours.
What Can Work Experience Provide Me With?
- Real life experience
- Introduction to working environment
- Awareness into the variety of careers in the NHS
- Chance to improve key skills and employability
- Work experience helps build confidence