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+)
We provide opportunities for local people aged over 16 to shadow staff on a placement of between 1-5 days.
Currently our work experience programme is closed to new applications; the application window will open again on 1st January 2020. Please note that all applications received between the 1st September and 31st December 2019 will be disregarded.
From 2020 you will be able to submit your application in January, February, May and September. Any applications received out of these months will be disregarded.
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:
If you have any questions contact the team directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
If you have any questions contact the team directly email@example.com
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!
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