Why Take Part in Work Experience?
Work experience provides you with a great opportunity to get out of the class room and into a real life work situation. With over 350 different, diverse and interesting careers available within the NHS, and many more available in care, there could be a role to suit you!
Whether you attend for half a day or a full week, whether you shadow staff, talk to patients, get involved with tasks or complete a small project, your time on work experience is never wasted and could lead to a fantastic future career.
Work experience can help to develop new and existing skills, increase confidence, and improve communication skills and the ability to take on responsibility. It can also provide the experience required to support applications for college, university, apprenticeships and NHS careers.
In summary, work Experience can provide you with the opportunity to:
Work Experience also benefits employers:
Download and print our leaflet:
Now, using the information you collected before, it's time to contact your local trust and find out when you can get started!
Use the links provided below to take your first step into a care career.
If you're specifically looking to work in your local GP surgery,
then you will need the 'primary care' contacts instead.
Work Experience Links
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust:
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
contact Susan Cardus, Susan.Cardus@whh.nhs.uk
Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust:
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
PRIMARY CARE Contacts (GPs)
Please contact your local Primary Care Enhanced Training Hub:
East Cheshire and West Cheshire
Faye Horobin (WATERHOUSE SURGERY)
Vale Royal and South Cheshire
Tricia Vickers (GROSVENOR MEDICAL CENTRE) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennine Edge (SUNLIGHT GROUP PRACTICE) email@example.com
Adult Social Care
Skills for Care (link)
Warrington I Care...Ambassador Service Warrington
Mrs Julie Yates firstname.lastname@example.org
Values driven professionals coming together to promote social care as a positive choice for employment, to improve the image of our sector and to help the right people join the social care workforce.
Wirral Evolutions Wirral
Mr Keith Williams email@example.com
Wirral Evolutions I care ambassadors will share their diverse journeys, skills, experiences, challenges and rewards which will give an insight to people considering a career within Adult Social Care.
Curado Ltd Sutton
Miss Yvonne Obuaya firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1998 to assist in the coordination of the administrative needs in the provision of psychiatric services, we have evolved over time into a health management company.
Birchfield Care Home Blackburn with Darwen
Mrs Mary Noone email@example.com
Birchfield Care Home is a luxury residential home providing care and accommodation for 24 residents. Birchfield is a family run home and endeavour to always provide an extra "personal touch". We provide permanent, short term, respite and day care services.