Careers and work experience

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The NHS offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference.

With more than 350 different careers on offer, there is a job for you no matter what your interests, skills or qualifications.

Scientists, accountants, porters, psychologists, nurses, health informaticians and estate managers, to name but a few, are all needed to ensure the smooth running of the NHS. These people, and many more, work together in teams to deliver the very best care for our patients.

If you are interested in a career in the NHS and want to find out about different roles, what they involve and the different entry routes and requirements then click here

Careers Events

The first Airedale Careers Fair was held in the Education Centre at Airedale General Hospital on Friday 19 August 2016.

Hospital and community staff, along with representation from local colleges and universities, were available in a large marquee outside the Education Centre to talk about their roles. Some of the local universities and colleges were also present to talk about the courses they offer.

Approximately 150-200 visitors met staff and listened to presentations covering the following roles:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Child Care
  • Clinical Coding
  • Communications & PR
  • Community Nursing
  • Dental Nursing
  • Dietitians
  • Doctors ~ Hospital & General Practice
  • Finance & Accountancy
  • Graduate Management Trainees
  • Health Care Assistants / Health Care Support Workers
  • Human Resources
  • Information Services
  • Information Technology
  • Mental Health
  • Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometrists, Orthoptists & Ophthalmic Technicians
  • Organ Donation & Transplant Service
  • Orthotists & Mobility Services
  • Paediatric (Children’s) Nursing
  • Pathology
  • Patient Administration
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Supplies & Procurement
  • Theatre Nursing & Operating Department Practitioners
  • Therapy Assistants & Helpers

There were also some insightful sessions on completing application forms, interview skills and career planning.

Work experience

The purpose of a work experience placement is to help individuals decide on career options. Work experience is not reserved for young people, we invite applications from anyone wishing to explore alternative career options.

The areas and programme of work experience will be determined in relation to the likely career pathway of the students and will take into account age, academic record, interests and chosen academic pathway.

Which programme to apply for?

Separate programmes are run for medical and non-medical work experience with different application forms and application processes. Please read carefully the information on both the medical and non-medical work experience pages. Medical work experience is only available to students over 16 years old and a minimum age restriction of 17 is applied to Accident and Emergency, Theatres and The Children’s and Maternity Units. Placements are not offered in the mortuary.

We are also happy to consider work experience requests from students undertaking a course not directly related to healthcare. For example, the video below shows a group of Year 2 media students from Craven College filming with our therapy teams.

The videos they created for us are as follows:

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