Work experience and placements

Work experience bridges the gap between education and the world of work. Work experience can open people’s eyes to new aspirations, help inform career decisions and provides valuable experience to enhance your CV. It introduces you to and instils the attitudes and behaviours expected at work.

Roles in the care and health sector are available for students to experience and observe. However, some areas may not be appropriate as patient care and confidentially are paramount.

Students under the age of 16 are more limited in what they can do. In some organisations, under 16’s are not allowed to be part of the clinical environment.

Opportunities in Devon:

Work experience

Livewell Southwest

North Devon Hospice – For information, email Learning and Development Co-ordinator or call 01271 347238

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Work placements

Devon Partnership NHS Trust – For information, email

Livewell Southwest

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (work shadowing)

Please contact other organisations directly for more work experience opportunities.