Gaining experience of NHS job roles
There are many different routes which enable people to start a career within the NHS. In NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde we aim to offer a variety of opportunities, some will help individuals make career choices by providing insight into the various roles which make up our organisation and others will support individuals develop knowledge and skills that may assist them into future employment.
Work experience opportunities provided any NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are for:
School Pupils S4 -
This normally involves a 5-day period within department providing the opportunity to observe and sometimes participate under supervision in the normal work of the area. Each secondary school will utilise its own processes to identify suitable work placements for pupils. Evidence of meeting the relevant criteria will be required through the submission of an application form
School Pupils S5 & S6 –
Work experience placements are also available to S5 and S6 pupils who have a keen interest, high motivation and are preparing to pursue a career in the Health Service. Evidence of meeting the relevant criteria will be required through the submission of an application form. These placements can vary from one to five days depending on the capacity of the service to support the student.
Application Process -
To apply for work experience with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde click to download and save the School Work Experience Application Form. Return your completed School Work Experience Application Form to L&[email protected]
Adult work experience placements can provide individuals with the opportunity to observe and sometimes participate under supervision in the normal work of the area.
Some placements may require Disclosure or Occupational Health Checks to be carried out. Adult work experience placements will support those individuals who have been advised to gain experience/volunteer in the NHS in support of their application to College or University for healthcare related studies.
A request for this type of placement should be made directly to the department of interest who will negotiate the content and length of the placement.
Contact L&[email protected] to request more details
Another route which includes work experience are programmes that will support the development of pathways into employment for 16-24 year old. These programmes are in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde services and external stakeholders, with provision for under represented groups with specific barriers to employment. The format of these programmes are a combination of classroom based sessions and work placements which together with tutor support aim to provide young people with the confidence and basic skills and knowledge to make successful applications for entry level posts in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Entry to these programmes and made through the partner external stakeholder and not directly through NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde volunteer programme is for those people who wish to contribute to the wider community by giving their skills, talents and time to support the NHS and we seek people with such motivation.
All volunteers are expected to participate in a recruitment/selection process; 2 character references are required, Disclosure clearance and Occupational Health Screening. NHS GG&C are looking for a significant commitment from volunteers, so that staff and patients have continuity of volunteer support.