Work Experience

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   Work Experience 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