Taster of Work

RJAH offer Taster of Work placements in various settings within the organisation.  All placement offers are offered subject to service demands and pressures and therefore alternative placements may need to be offered to accommodate placement requests.  

In view of the current Public Health England information about covid-19 and the emerging situation day-to-day, we have taken the regrettable decision to postpone all face-to-face work experience placements for the foreseeable future.
 
 

Taster of Work placements

Taster of Work placements are available at the Trust for anyone aged 14 years and over.

The Trust is able to offer a one week placement for GCSE, A-Level and BTEC students in one of the following areas:
  • Catering Department
  • Administrative
  • X-Ray Porters
  • Ward Based - please note: Alice Ward will only offer taster of work placements to students on a recognised Health and Social care course and to students aged over 18 years old only.
  • Medical Taster - please note: for students 16 years old and over only.
  • Research - please note: for students 16 years old and over only. Placements may not be available for the dates specificed below - please contact the team for more information.  

The dates we are able to offer a taster of work placement in any of the areas listed above in are as follows:

2020:

  • September 28 - 2 October
  • 26 - 30 October
  • 7 - 11 December

2021:

  • 15 - 19 February
  • 8 - 12 March

If you are interested in undertaking a taster of work placement on any of the dates specified above, please contact the People Services team on 01691 404095 or at rjah.tasterofwork@nhs.net.

Alternatively you can fill out an application form by clicking here. Please note: you will be required to create an account to fill out the application form. 

The Trust will only offer taster of work placements for the dates specified above.  No other placement dates will be available.

Students from schools in the local area will take precedence for placements and all placements will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

We can only accommodate BTEC students on the specified weeks and no other placement dates can be accommodated. 
 

Specific Taster of Work placements

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
 
We offer placements in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for students who are aged 16 years and older and need the placement to assist with their application for relevant courses in higher education.
 
We can only offer a two day placement in Physiotherapy and a one day placement in Occupational Therapy.
 
If you are interested in undertaking a placement in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy, please contact the People Services team by calling 01691 404095 or by emailing rjah.tasterofwork@nhs.net.
 
Alternatively you can fill out an application form by clicking here. Please note: you will be required to create an account to fill out the application form. 
 
The Trust reserves the right to cancel placements at short notice due to service pressures.  No placements will be offered to anyone under the age of 14 years old or who is currently a patient at the Trust.  We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and with disabilities.
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