We are proud to offer work experience opportunities to people who aspire to have a career within Health and Care. The Careers & Engagement Team organise a range of work experience programmes throughout the year in order to showcase the variety of careers in Health and Care, and to help people to make informed decisions about their future educational and career paths.
Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has suspended our face to face work experience programmes. We are currently unable to run events or provide placements in order to minimise the spread of infection and due to restrictions on external visitors in our hospitals. We understand that this will be frustrating and disappointing for many people, however our priority has to be the safety of our patients, staff and local communities.
This is why we are running virtual work experience programmes such as the Virtual Career Insights Programme advertised above – make sure that you register to get involved!
Our work experience programmes are now taking place virtually using programmes such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom, which can be accessed on any computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone. Although it is not crucial for applicants to live or attend school/college/university within the Morecambe Bay area, please be aware that some of the information and advice provided during our work experience programmes might be specific to our locality and might be different to other areas of the UK.
Our virtual work experience programmes are open to everyone. However, we do sometimes tailor some of our programmes to specific age or year groups in order to provide the most relevant information for each stage.
We offer a number of different virtual work experience programmes. All of our programmes offer participants the opportunity to virtually “meet” healthcare professionals and ask questions about educational course choices and career pathways.
To find out more information or to register for any of our programmes, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
After school Skills Clubs (Year 9 students)
Work Experience Placements (Ages 16+)
Career Insights Programmes (14 – 16 years old)
Virtual Work Experience for Aspiring Medics
As well as the programmes that we run, please see below for some links to recognised and certified virtual work experience for aspiring medical students. These are free programmes which can be used directly with young people in place of face to face medical work experience. The two medical programmes provide opportunities for them to get certificates and complete a reflective diary, which they can use against their entry to University. The Padlet links are a collective of a variety of links which could aid students in building their knowledge, skills and experience during this very difficult time due to COVID-19.
Brighton Medical School Virtual Work Experience Programme: https://bsmsoutreach.thinkific.com/courses/VWE
Royal College of GPs Virtual Work Experience Programme (Observe GP): https://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/discover-general-practice/observe-gp.aspx
What is it like to work in a hospital Programe: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/social-care-social-work/caring-hospitals/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab
There is also a Padlet resource links with a variety of offers available:
We are so proud to have achieved the FairTrain Gold Standard for our work experience programmes!
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. Attending one of our Open Days, Patient Journey events or Blue Light exhibitions can also provide you with valuable work experience to discuss in UCAS applications or interviews.
Find more information about our upcoming events on the News and Events page or on our Facebook page: Bay Health & Care Careers Team
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Careers Advice & Support
The Careers & Engagement Team run a range of events and projects that are designed to inspire and support people into Health and Care careers. Find out more about the guidance and opportunities that they can offer you to help you find your dream job in healthcare.Lets Go!