Work Experience & Placements

Work experience is a valuable way to find out more about a role, the organisation and the care sector. You will be exposed to different people and the work they do. It can also give you an insight into people’s lives you are helping and see the difference you can make. Having good exposure and work experience can help you find out what career you maybe interested in and the skills and qualities you need to do the job.

Work experience are usually formal arrangements made between schools or colleges and the employer. They can also be arranged by organisations who offer employment support in your borough. Sometimes you can approach organisations and companies directly who offer work experience to people on their websites.

If you are in a school or college and looking for work experience you will need to speak to your careers advisor.

Placements are usually for those who are studying a specialist programme and require a placement to meet the course requirements. These are usually organised between the university or college and the employer.


Work Experience at Barking, Havering, Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT)

  • You must be a resident or go to a school in Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge
  • 16-17 year olds

To apply for work experience at BHRUT click here.

Work Experience at Homerton University Hospital Trust

Criteria for work experience in general administration or clinical areas

  • 14-15 year olds can only work in admin settings
  • 16-17 year olds can work in either admin or clinical settings
  • You must be a resident in Hackney or go to school in Hackney
  • Or, you must be the son or daughter of a permanent staff member at Homerton NHS Trust
  • You must be interested in the healthcare sector

To apply for work experience at Homerton University Hospital Trust email


Health Careers work experience

Skills for Care: Meaningful work experience

Skills for Health: Meaningful work experience