Volunteering and Work Experience

This is the place to jump start your career!

Our Employability and Widening Participation programmes help to inspire people from our local communities.

We know that for many, a small taste of what it is like to work in a clinical and non-clinical setting is enough to raise their aspirations and fuel a desire to work in the NHS.

We are working with a variety of partners including education, statutory, charitable and third sector organisations offering a variety of different pre-apprenticeship and progression opportunities including:

  • Care Club Volunteering
  • Work Experience
  • St John’s NHS Cadet schemes
  • T Level Cadets (September 2022)
  • Sector Work Based Academy (July 2022)
  • Kickstart
  • Project Search
  • The Princes Trust
  • Careers Events
  • CHFT Speaker Workshops
  • CHFT Workshops that support TRAC applications, Interviews, Mentoring and Progression

Click on the image below to access lots of information on widening your career here at CHFT. 

Get in touch to find our more employability@cht.nhs.uk

Work Experience

This is the place where young people can explore what it is like to work in the NHS

If you’re at school or college, aged 14 or over and are considering a career in healthcare, then join us for one-week max on Work Experience.

You’ll be able to gain a real sense of what it’s like to work in a clinical setting such as Nursing, Health Care Science or Allied Health Professionals as well as non-clinical such as Admin, Finance, Digital or Estates and Facilities. You will have the chance to decide whether it’s the right career path for you.

Our work experience placements are in very high demand. So, if you are interested in joining us please get your application in early to avoid disappointment. Please note that priority is given to those who live or are being educated within our CHFT postcode areas

Care Club Ward Helper Volunteering

This is the place where you can help patients, visitors and staff

Our Care Club Volunteering project seeks to recruit up to 75 Ward Helper volunteers from a variety of different backgrounds until June 2022

Being a Care Club Ward Helper Volunteer can help you to learn new skills and gain valuable work experience in a health care setting. Volunteering allows you to challenge yourself, try something different and discover hidden talents.

We are seeking compassionate people who share our values of “One Culture of Care” and would love to help out in our ward areas:

You need to:

  • be patient and people focused
  • be respectful
  • be able to work as a team member

If this sounds like a challenge that you could rise to, you’re aged over 16 and can spare a minimum of 4 hours a week for at least 6 months then we would love to hear from you.

Come and join the Team – we look forward to meeting you.