Work Experience at Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation trust

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    Work Experience at LSCFT

    The decision has been made (for the wider NHS) to allow face to face work experience placements to re-start from April 2022.


    We are currently in the process of planning and identifying all necessary (Covid) measures for allowing students, on work experience placements, back into our services.


    We are collating names and contact information of those who enquire going forward, and will inform you as soon as we are able to commence with the placements.


    Please be advised that all requests will be considered via a competitive selection process, and due to experiencing large volumes of requests unfortunately will not be able to accommodate them all.


    We thank you for your patience on this matter.

    At LSCFT we aim to offer a variety of work experience placements in both clinical and non-clinical areas. A work experience placement is your opportunity to spend a period of time outside the classroom, learning about a particular job or area of work.

    More people in England work for the NHS than any other organisation. This doesn't mean just doctors and nurses: it means healthcare assistants, business managers, clerical staff, domestics, engineers… Over 350 different careers, each with a vital role to play in delivering a first-class health service.

    Benefits to Work Experience

    • Provide students with an insight into LSCFT and the NHS as a whole.
    • Insight into the reality of the working world.
    • Enable students to meet LSCFT staff and discuss career options.
    • Learn to build up an understanding of what we have to offer.
    • Gain valuable experience in the workplace.
    • Develop skills needed for your course work for school/ college.
    • See the reality of a job role.
    • Helps young people to mature and get an insight into what the working world looks like.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    These questions have been compiled from frequent queries we receive. Please click on the question to reveal the answer.

    What types of placements can I access?

    We have a mixture of clinical and non-clinical placements across Lancashire. Please contact us to request a copy of our placement directory.

    What tasks can the student get involved in?

    Short work experience placements are aimed to give students an insight into their chosen career; you will be assigned to shadow a member of staff throughout your placement observing them completing their day-to-day tasks.

    Can anyone access work experience?

    To access work experience you must be enrolled with one of our local schools or colleges.

    Clinical work experience is for 16+.

    Do I get any pay or travel expenses while on Placement?

    All placements are non-paid.

    The Trust does not contribute towards lunch or travel expenses.

    How to Apply

    To be considered for a placement with the Trust, please send an email outlining your career aspirations to: