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Work experience

Our work experience placements are a great way of introducing you, the student, to the world of work. We’ll provide practical exposure to working with a range of roles and departments here at the hospice such as clinical, business, fundraising, catering and facilities.

What you get from us

Our placements are designed to provide you with real-world insights into your chosen field and offers several key benefits:

  • Hands-on learning: Work experience allows you to apply theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world situations. This practical experience often enhances understanding and skill development.
  • Skill development: Taking part in work experience placements allows you to acquire new skills and improve existing ones. You can learn technical skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities and more, depending on the placement.
  • Networking opportunities: Being in a workplace exposes you to professionals in their field, which can lead to valuable networking opportunities. Building connections with mentors and colleagues can be essential for future career growth.
  • CV enhancement: Completing work experience with us is a valuable addition to your CV. Employers often look for candidates with relevant work experience and having this on a CV can increase chances of securing future job opportunities.
  • Confidence and professionalism: Work experience helps you to develop confidence in your abilities and gain a better understanding of workplace norms and professionalism. You will learn how to communicate effectively, meet deadlines and collaborate with colleagues.
  • Career exploration: For students, work experience can be an opportunity to explore different career paths and industries. It can help you make more informed decisions about your future career goals.
  • References: Positive work experiences can lead to strong professional references, which can be valuable when applying for jobs or internships in the future.

What we expect from you

We expect those taking part in work experience to display:

  • Active participation: We will expect you to engage actively in your work tasks and take initiative to learn and contribute.
  • Professionalism: You should adhere to workplace norms and standards of conduct. This includes punctuality, dressing appropriately and maintaining a respectful attitude toward colleagues and supervisors. Further details are provided on application.
  • Learning and growth: The primary goal of work experience is to learn and grow. You should seek opportunities to acquire new skills, ask questions and seek guidance from experienced professionals.
  • Responsibility: Depending on the placement, you may be entrusted with specific tasks or projects. Completing these responsibilities diligently and responsibly is crucial.
  • Adaptability: The ability to adapt to new environments, tasks and challenges is highly valued. Flexibility and a willingness to take on different roles or projects can be beneficial.
  • Communication: Effective communication with colleagues and supervisors is key to a successful work experience. Clear and open communication helps in understanding expectations and resolving any issues that may arise.

Work experience here at Prospect Hospice offers valuable opportunities for learning, skill development and career exploration. Completing work experience can enhance qualifications, provide a glimpse into the realities of a chosen field and establish important professional connections.

We welcome your application and look forward to helping you build your future career.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about work experience at the hospice, including whether the position you’re keen on is right for you, please contact our education team via education@prospect-hospice.net