We welcome applications from local college and school students and offer an opportunity that paves the way to allow young people to volunteer within their local hospital, and provide a platform for a formal agreement with us and local schools and colleges.
The benefits of this are that we support our patients/local community and means that as an organisation we work closely putting patients at the heart of all we do.
However, it also offers up and coming medical students and others interested in a career in the NHS, exposure into the life of a hospital and the vast range of jobs available in the NHS.
Whilst we are one of very few hospitals who accept volunteers from the age of 16, we also have a more standardised approach for students who cannot get work experience, for which volunteering is a great avenue, especially when applying to UCAS.
Whilst we ask for a six-month commitment, we do also have ad-hoc initiatives, such as audits or small projects that may suit some schools and colleges.
We are very keen to work with not only health and social care students, but a range of students on varying courses that will benefit our patients, such as business or administration and creative art students.
If you would like some more information, please contact us.