Work Experience 2023
Kettering General Hospital put in place a comprehensive series of exciting work experience events for young people aged 14 and over, interested in both clinical and non-clinical careers in healthcare.
Five two-hour events were held in March and April 2023 to give teenagers a valuable opportunity to meet members of hospital staff, take part in activities, find out about apprenticeships, and understand what qualifications were needed to get started in healthcare.
At all of the events, young people were able to handle and operate equipment and carry out procedures on amazing state-of-the-art simulation manikins in the same way that doctors and nurses do during their training.
Those taking part in the events received formal work experience certificates endorsed by the hospital which could be used to prove work experience, needed for some university places.
Work Experience Events held were:-
Allied Health Professionals Work Experience Event
A chance to explore what it would be like to work in some of the 14 different Allied Health Professional Groups. These include areas such as paramedics, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, dieticians, radiographers and speech and language therapists. Find out more about Allied Health Professionals.
Audiology Work Experience Event
With more limited places, this event included a chance to see and use the equipment used to give hearing tests and balance tests and explore this fascinating field of vital importance to patients of all ages.
Medicine Work Experience Event
Meet some of the hospital’s doctors and learnt about how to become a doctor, all of the different specialties available on qualification, and a chance to see how they are trained – using equipment in our simulation suite and clinical skills laboratories.
Non-Clinical Work Experience Event
The event encompassed some of the many other occupations and career ladders available in the NHS including hospital management, administration, finance, human resources, communications, marketing, library, digital and information technology, estates (included tours of areas not accessible to the general public) portering, catering and sterile service.
Nursing and Midwifery Work Experience Event
Meet nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare assistants and found out about all the opportunities now available in this field and how you can build up your career and progress. The event included a chance to talk to education providers about the courses they offer.
The number of spaces at the different events, available to all students aged 14 and up, varied but maximum capacity was about 120. All attendance was for pre-booked spaces only. All events provided popular and were fully booked.