Getting experience directory

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Getting experience directory

Here you will find our getting experience directory with the professions that we offer placements in. The offer will vary from face-to-face, virtually or event-based.

Our getting experience directory

Allied health professional

Coming soon!

Ambulance service

Coming soon!

Dental

Available - virtual

Doctors

Coming soon!

Available - virtual

Health informatics

Coming soon!

Healthcare science

Coming soon!

Healthcare support worker

Coming soon!

Management

Coming soon!

Medical associate professions

Available - virtual

Midwifery

Available - virtual

Nursing

Available - virtual

Pharmacy

Coming soon!

Psychological professions

Coming soon!

Public health

Coming soon!

Wider healthcare team

Coming soon!

Social care

Coming soon!

If a placement for a profession you are interested in isn’t listed, please contact us. We will always try to offer a placement where we can, but the health and care of our patients and the current work environment will always be considered first, we will however try to offer an alternative where we can.

If you’re interested in a role, but unsure which profession it sits within, please explore the 350 roles available. 

Virtual experience - LearnLive

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Learnlive

LearnLive is our virtual platform that has pre-recorded videos that can be used to support getting experience and is completely free for schools. You can access live and pre-recorded broadcasts at any time, plus there are other great ways to interact with us.

We are always adding to our library, so please check back.

Virtual getting experience videos available

Classroom takeover! Clinical Psychology

Pre-recorded 

Coming soon!

Mental Health nursing in the NHS

Pre-recorded

Coming soon!

I want to be a Midwife

Pre-recorded 

Coming soon!

Nursing and Midwifery

Live broadcast

Coming soon!

Allied Health Professions

Live broadcast

Coming soon!

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

Live programme

Coming soon!

Ambulance service

Live programme

Coming soon!

I’m a Medic – Get me out of here!

Live programme

Coming soon!

Spotlight on Social Care

Live programme

Coming soon!

We’re not just Doctors and Nurses!

Live programme

Coming soon!

 

Getting experience advice

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Additional information

Advice

Being able to offer you advice and support, whether you are a student, parent, career lead or manager, is important to us.

If you have any questions get in touch with us.

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Advice for students

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Advice for students

Applying for a health and care placement should mean you have a real interest in the sector. If you are unsure, please check out our LearnLive broadcasts before you apply for a placement or contact us. This makes sure we give placements based on interest. We also ask for evidence that you are studying subjects suitable for your career interest.

Making the most out of your experience

  • Please dress smartly, be on time and willing to learn
  • Ask lots of questions; the more you ask the more it will show your interest and the more you will learn
  • Make notes, offer to help and follow health and safety procedures

 

Youth Employment UK has lots of great resources, opportunities and free training to support your learning and experience of the world of work here.

Advice for career leads

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Advice for career leads

We are currently in the process of restarting some of our getting experience placements. This will be conducted in phases taking into consideration pressures across services and current guidance around COVID. A full statement will be shown on our website when restrictions ease and we allow getting experience placements to recommence fully.

We are still adding and improving the information available on our website, please do check back regularly for updates.

Find out more information about the following by visiting their dedicated information sections:

If you have a question that cannot be answered from the information available, please use the contact us form.

Tips for personal statements:

Advice for staff / managers

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Advice for staff / managers

We are currently in the process of restarting some of our getting experience placements. This will be conducted in phases taking into consideration pressures across services and current guidance around COVID. A full statement will be shown on our website when restrictions ease and we allow getting experience placements to recommence fully.

Please give your time where you can by joining our NEXTGEN Ambassador programme. The programme is about staff inspiring young people and others already working with us. They can offer getting experience opportunities, first-hand experiences and information on roles across health and care by sharing your their knowledge.  

You can choose the activities you would like to be involved in and all we ask it a commitment of one event per year, which could be as little as an hour. 

If you want to make a difference, help inspire and champion the work you do, joining our new ambassador programme is a great way to do this! Head over to our NEXTGEN Ambassador page to sign up!

Click here to find out more about our NEXTGen ambassador programme

Advice for parents

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Advice for parents

We are currently in the process of restarting some of our getting experience placements. This will be conducted in phases taking into consideration pressures across services and current guidance around COVID. A full statement will be shown on our website when restrictions ease and we allow getting experience placements to recommence fully.

In the meantime, please refer to our parents and carers page for further information. Please visit our careers page for guidance on the many careers in health and care, or to our getting experience directory for current and upcoming programmes.

If you have a question that cannot be answered from the information available, please use the contact us form.

Contact us form

Work experience video - Tom

Work experience video - Rachel

Work experience video - Rachel