We are committed to providing work experience opportunities to local people who aspire to have a career within Health and Care.  The Careers & Engagement Team organise clinical and non-clinical work experience opportunities throughout the year in a variety of different departments.


Placements are offered to applicants who live or attend school/college/university within the Morecambe Bay area (this covers Garstang, Lancaster, Morecambe, Kendal, South Lakes and the Furness peninsula).  We offer work experience opportunities in three of our hospitals: Furness General Hospital in Barrow, Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in Lancaster. We can also offer Work Experience at local GP surgeries and Care Homes across South Cumbria and North Lancashire.


We offer two different Work Experience programmes.  Both of the programmes offer applicants the opportunity to meet staff and ask questions about educational course choices and career pathways.

More information on these programmes and  how to apply is detailed below:

Work Experience (Ages 16+)

Our application window is currently open!

We provide opportunities for local people aged over 16 to shadow staff on a placement of between 1-5 days.

Placements take place throughout the year, but a minimum of six weeks’ notice is required for all applications. Please note that we do not offer work experience over Christmas & New Year, weekends or Bank Holidays.  Demand for placements greatly exceeds capacity, so applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

To apply for a work experience placement, please complete and return an application form in one of the following formats:


Electronic application form  that can be completed online and returned via email

PDF application form that can be printed to complete by hand and returned in the post

If you have any questions contact the team directly via email work.experience@mbht.nhs.uk


Career Insights Weeks 14 – 16 years old

We run Career Insights Weeks for 14-16 year olds to give young people an introduction and overview of different jobs in Healthcare. We run this programme three times a year with one planned at each Morecambe Bay Hospital Trust site. The timetable is split between classroom-based activities and interactive workshops in the hospitals. These weeks aim to give participants an insight into different careers in the NHS while also teaching practical skills and having lots of fun!

2020 Career Insights Weeks

Royal Lancaster Infirmary Mon 17th February – Fri 21 February 2020

Furness General Hospital Mon 30th March – Fri 3 April 2020

Westmorland General Hospital Tue 26th May – Fri 29th May 2020

To apply for a place complete and return one of the following forms:

Electronic application form that can be returned via email.

PDF application form that completed by hand and returned via post.

If you have any questions contact the team directly work.experience@mbht.nhs.uk


An opportunity for year 9 students from Barrow who are  interested in future careers in Healthcare. You will be introduced to NHS professionals in a fun, interactive hospital based ‘after school club’. If you are exploring your career possibilities, this Skills Club is a fantastic opportunity to gain invaluable skills such as communication, empathy and resilience, all of which are transferable to any job role. Come and get a head start, its free!

Furness General Hospital 
Sessions taking place weekly on Monday afternoons starting: 
Monday 24th February – Monday 23rd March 2020
Times TBC

To apply please download the application form by clicking on this link and send the application to work.experience@mbht.nhs.uk

We also run a number of events every year to showcase the wide range of careers on offer in the Health and Social Care sectors.

Find more information about our upcoming events on the News and Events page or on our Facebook page: Morecambe Bay NHS Careers Hub

Our Staff Stories

Freya - Work Experience Student

Under 16 Work Experience Programme

Thank you very much for allowing me to spend my work experience week at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary!  I really enjoyed it.  The array of jobs and departments on show in the workshops was so diverse – the wide range of people gave me such a good insight into the NHS and where my future could take me in terms of jobs.  It was a great thing to experience and will be very useful for me.

Emma - Event Participant

Healthcare Careers Weekend Event

The Careers Weekend completely opened my eyes to careers in the NHS!  This was an incredibly interesting, engaging and inspiring event.  I am privileged to have seen so much of the hidden yet essential areas in the Trust, and I have come to realise the integral and complex communications that must go on all the time.  To see the commitment and passion of workers was so encouraging and I cannot wait for the day when I am also (hopefully!) working alongside you all!  Please pass on my thanks to all those involved who took the time and effort to inspire us.  You all make such a positive difference!

Suzanne - Mother of an Event Participant

Healthcare Careers Weekend Event

I think you have got three new recruits here that will be applying for jobs in the NHS in the future – my daughter, Sophie, and her two friends!  They have thoroughly enjoyed both days of this event!


Do you want to earn and learn at the same time? Get involved by applying for an apprenticeship in any of the organisations in Bay Health & Care Partners!

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