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Work Experience

NELFT offers a number of work experience programmes to support both young people and adults that aspire to a career in health. Our aim is to give a helping hand to those within our local community that want to learn more about working in the NHS.

We invest a lot in equality and diversity making sure the workforce is as representative as the patients we look after this gives me a sense of belonging and is one of the reasons I love being at NELFT so much.

– Silobile Moyo, Community Rehab Lead

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I am so proud to work in a career I love.
I am so proud to work in the NELFT community.

– Georgina, Senior Occupational Therapist

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I’m really supported in my current team from accessing training and professional development to socialising. I’m lucky enough to call many of my colleagues friends and we enjoy socialising when we are able to.

– Jacqui Moody, Occupational Therapist

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I’ve been at NELFT for 20 years, I’ve stayed in NELFT for as long as I have because the values of this organisation are in line with my own beliefs, putting people first, prioritising quality, are key to the way I work and live. Everything we do at NELFT is about making a difference to the population we serve.

-Wellington Makala, Executive Chief Nurse.

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Training is encouraged and well supported across the trust and everyone has great development opportunities, particularly with pilot projects, interim roles and external training.

-Nick Bertram, Occupational Therapist  

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NELFT are as committed to the staff as they are to the patients, there’s a strong emphasis on looking after our own mental health and you can access things like support groups and yoga sessions which really helps.

– Rukshana, Occupational Therapist

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Every day is different and that’s one of things I love about this job. You never know what you’re coming into, but you always feel supported by the wider team to make those big decisions for your patients.

-Catherine Manderson, Crisis Team Manager, Kent & Medway.

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Benefits:

  • Leads to more informed choices about future careers – putting their preconceptions to the test
  • Demonstrates the huge variety of jobs – clinical and non-clinical – within the NHS
  • Increases awareness of what’s involved in delivering healthcare

Work Experience Programmes:

  • Step into the NHS
  • Pre-medical school Summer School
  • We offer placements outside of these programmes throughout the year in both clinical and non-clinical settings
  • Non-clinical opportunities include: IT, HR and other corporate services
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Work Experience Feedback

  • “I found this week really useful. It helped me decide on my career path.”
  • “I originally wanted to work with athletes but after shadowing a physiotherapist, I now really want to help those that really need me.”
  • “This programme gave me a huge insight into the NHS.”
  • “I was amazed at the amount of different careers there are within the NHS. It has given me a lot to think about.”
  • “I learnt a lot during my work experience and am now 100% sure I want to become a nurse.”

Please visit this website to explore the different careers within health & social care across North East London. You will find helpful advice about CV writing and submitting an application for work experience or volunteering, as well as insightful case studies to give an insight into different roles.

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