Virtual Work Experience Programme

Non-Clinical Careers in the NHS VWEX

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Experience overview

*This programme is not currently open for applications.*

What does your dream job look like? Is it the chance to help and make a difference in people's lives? Interested in the hospital environment but not sure if you’re suited to medicine? The Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust have partnered together to create this fantastic programme that delves into a wide range of non-clinical roles. We’ll cover a whole range of roles from the IT that keeps the NHS connected, to the people on the ground who ensure trusts and hospitals are maintained. 

What’s included?

When we say this programme is jam-packed we mean it! We cover the world of the NHS at the Oxleas and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Foundation Trusts, with everything from digital careers to business support and healthcare management. You will learn about some of the key roles, responsibilities and skills, the available career pathways and how to apply for these roles. There will also be a range of quizzes and engaging activities to spark your interest and give you further insight into what it really means to work in care settings.

The programme is open for students aged 14-19 and living in Bexley, Dartford, Gravesham Greenwich or Lewisham.
The programme is open for students aged 14-19 and living in Bexley, Dartford, Gravesham Greenwich or Lewisham.
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Attend live webinars
Attend live webinars
Complete at a pace that suits you
Complete at a pace that suits you
Digital Careers

The NHS employs roughly 1.3 million people, so it comes as no surprise that complex IT helps it run smoothly. In this module we’ll take a look at some of the roles and responsibilities within digital careers in the NHS, from coding to maintaining the eight NHS Directorates. In this module’s activity you’ll learn how to build your own digital profile, so that you’ve got everything set up if you want to apply for roles in the future.

Finance and Administration
Estates
Engineering

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What students say

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Thank you for taking the time to create this programme. The volunteers on the live sessions were all really nice and down to earth which was really good to hear proper experiences in this industry, without sugar coating or hiding anything. To the people who made this project brief and stuff for us: I really enjoyed it and I thought it was the perfect topic and it's nice to bring more awareness and knowledge of this subject to more people! Also all the videos were really nice on this programme. Very full of life and engaging!
Rhea
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Thank you for providing an opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself from other work experience providers. The programme particularly focuses on ourselves: our confidence, our skills and what we want to do in the future rather than just the work opportunities available and how to get there. I've really enjoyed this programme and hope there would be more opportunities in this specific field
Ci
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Thank you very much for this experience. This sector sounds fascinating and I will definitely explore more. During and after lockdown, my opportunities for work experience were completely erased. But thank to this wonderful virtual work experience, I am able to gather crucial experience to write down on my CV and personal statement. Thank you once again!
Evan
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