From the age of 16, it may be possible for you to undertake work experience at the Trust.

Trust work experience lasts between one and five days and through observation, will allow you to gain a greater understanding of what it’s like to work in a healthcare setting.

You will observe professionals at work, carrying out their duties and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Upon completion of the work experience, you will be able to record your experience on your CV.

Upon completion of our work experience placement evaluation (a method we use to ensure our work experience placements are of a high quality), you will receive a certificate of attendance which you can keep for your personal record.

These are some of the benefits of a work experience placement:

  • Gain an insight into the different healthcare roles that are available at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
  • Help inform your career decisions by completing a work experience placement
  • Enhance your CV, support a college or University application by demonstrating you have completed a placement at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
  • Shadow healthcare professionals in a real workplace environment

To apply for work experience at BTH, you will need to complete an application. Please also note the following before contacting the team:

  • We require 8 to 10 weeks’ notice to enable us to arrange your work experience placement and for the process of application to be completed
  • We will do our best to support your chosen dates, however meeting your exact dates cannot be guaranteed
  • For some clinical placement requests, availability may be limited to half terms and summer holidays only
  • Work experience will last for no more than five days
  • You must be 16 years of age and left school
  • An application pack will need completing in-full before the work experience placement can take place. Endorsements may be needed to support your application
  • Work experience is observational only
  • Work experience is undertaken between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday
  • You must adhere to instructions given to you by BTH staff at all times
  • Clinical work experience placement will require additional clearances before the placement can take place.  

To apply for work experience, email us for an application pack: