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Support Services Work Experience

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Experience overview

The support services are a key pillar in the healthcare sector, and span to cover a wide range of specialisms, such as administration, clinical support, corporate services, domestic services and estates services. This means it's a great career to pursue if you're someone who has great organisational skills and are committed to making a difference to people's lives.

Applications are open to students from years 10 – 13 who attend a school or college based within the following local authorities: Hammersmith and Fulham, Camden, Hillingdon, Ealing, Westminster, Richmond-upon-Thames, Harrow, Barnet, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Hampshire, Wokingham, Surrey, Windsor and Maidenhead, Oxfordshire, Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire, Berkshire, Reading or Slough.

What’s included?

You will meet a range of NHS Support Services from the wider healthcare team, who will give you an overview of their experiences within the industry. You will also learn about some of the key roles across the different functions from Administration, Estate Services, Clinical Support Staff, Corporate Services as well as Domestic and Support services. The programme will also include a vital employability skills module to help you think about entering the world of work and a ‘Getting Career Ready with the NHS’ module, which will encourage you to think about your values, and how they align with the NHS.

Applications are open to students from years 10 – 13 who attend a school or college based within eligible local authorities outlined  in the overview.
Applications are open to students from years 10 – 13 who attend a school or college based within eligible local authorities outlined in the overview.
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
Clinical support staff

Who are the Clinical Support Staff? This module will answer just that and so much more, providing a complete overview of each clinical support role and the skills and characteristics required.

Corporate services
Domestic services
The World of Work

Available dates

To ensure that you get the very best experience, the number of places on each programme is limited. Apply soon to avoid missing your place. Good luck!
Programme dates: 4th April - 14th April
Application deadline: 30th March

What students say

"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!"
Thank you for providing opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself with other work experience providers. The programmeg 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 into this specific field
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!
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