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Work Experience

Inspiring futures and expanding possibilities

By partnering with local schools and colleges, we can provide opportunities for young people to gain knowledge and experience of different roles and raise awareness of career options and job opportunities. The work experience programme provides local students with a great opportunity to get out of the classroom and into our Trust to have a taste of the skills required for a career within the NHS.

There are over 350 potential career options in healthcare. Opportunities for work experience include clinical and administrative areas and allow participants to learn about working in the NHS, develop new skills, learn about strengths and weaknesses, increase confidence, and gain an insight into which career path to pursue.

The Inspiring Futures Team organise various opportunities for young people to gain experience of the NHS and our Trust. These include careers events, work shadowing, and taster/observation days connecting education and healthcare work experience programmes, including traineeships.

Please be aware that we have a limited number of places available and placements are taken up early. Your career pathway will determine the length of your placement, which will be from 1 - 5 days.

Benefits for the student

  • Allows young people to make a more informed choice about their future career
  • Gives students a better understanding of the workplace
  • Provides a valuable hands-on experience of the world of work
  • Increases student motivation and achievement by making education more relevant to working life
  • Can help a young person to develop new and existing skills, increasing confidence, communication skills and the ability to take on responsibility for themselves.


Benefits for the Trust 

  • Influencing the quality of the future workforce
  • Developing recruitment channels with the possibility of finding a future workforce
  • Enhance the reputation of the Trust by engaging with the local community
  • Be involved in developing young people’s confidence and employability skills
  • Enhance the workforce’s supervision and mentoring skills by looking after work experience students
  • Increase Foundation Trust membership.

If you would like an opportunity of work experience at Mid Cheshire Hospitals please fill in the work experience application form, which can be found on the left-hand side of this page. If you have any questions please email inspiring.futures@mcht.nhs.uk 

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