Work experience

Work experience placements provide an excellent opportunity to gain insight into various professions in the NHS. They can support career choices, personal development, and help build your knowledge and skill sets.

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All NHS work experience opportunities across Lincolnshire are managed through the Lincolnshire Talent Academy, providing a central point of contact for all applications or enquiries.  Please visit the new look website here for more information.

Work experience is offered in three main areas:

School/college/university placements

The Trust offers a range of clinical and non-clinical placements for students within four designated pathways:

  • Care/clinical/allied health placements
  • Healthcare science
  • Estates and facilities
  • Corporate services/business administration

Care/clinical/allied health

This pathway incorporates the various healthcare areas within the hospitals such as clinics, wards, A&E and surgery, in addition to our allied health services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Healthcare science

This pathway represents our technical science specialisms. Areas include clinical engineering, nuclear medicine and radiology.

Estates and facilities

This pathway represents the diverse range of roles and departments that assist in keeping our sites running. Areas include portering, hospitality and catering, housekeeping and hotel services, in addition to our site maintenance and trades.

Corporate services/business administration

As with any business, the Trust has a range of professional services and administrative departments. This pathway represents areas such as finance, human resources, marketing and workforce planning, in addition to our administration services situated throughout the hospital.

All placements are subject to a maximum duration of five days, and eligibility criteria applies. Full details are provided within our directory of placements.

A minimum of six weeks’ notice is required between submission of application and the required placement dates.

For further information, please email: [email protected]

Medical placements

These placements are specifically for those students who intend to study medicine and want a placement shadowing a doctor. Strict criteria need to be met in order to demonstrate both academic ability and aptitude. Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age and have commenced their AS level studies in appropriate subjects. They must also be predicted grade A results and will need to provide evidence from their school to support this. They must be living, or studying in the county of Lincolnshire.

We are happy to receive applications from graduates living or studying in the county, who must hold a 2:1 degree or higher, and from undergraduates who are in their final year.  Undergraduates must provide evidence from their university to confirm they are expected to achieve a 2:1 or higher degree.

Work experience course for potential medical students

The Trust runs a series of dedicated work experience courses at Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston for lower sixth form students who are seriously considering a career in medicine.
Operating in both term time and school holidays, each course is advertised directly to schools through careers advisors. For more information, please contact the Lincolnshire Talent Academy: [email protected]