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Healthcare Work Experience Great Western

June 28, 2021

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Speakers for this programme include:

Please note that speakers may change per cohort

When is it?

The programme will take place between 28th June and the 11th July 2021. You do not need to be available full time during those dates but you do need to be able to complete 10 hours of work over the 2 weeks.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for applications is June 21st 2021 and all applicants will hear if they have a place on the programme on June 24th.

Am I eligible?

To apply for this programme you must have an interest in a career in healthcare, be predicted or have attained Level 4 in GCSE Maths and English, be in Years 10-13 and attend a school or college within 19 miles of the Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, SN3 6BB.

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What’s involved

Live workshops with employers

You’ll meet professionals in live
workshops and be able to ask
them questions.

Work and assignments

You’ll complete activities and work assignments to develop skills and knowledge.

Fits into your schedule

Complete all work and assignments at times that are suitable to you.

Benefits

This programme is free for students.

Add the experience to your CV and Personal Statement.

You’ll get practical skills and knowledge.

You’ll earn a certificate if you complete the
programme.

Overview

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has around 1.2 million patient contacts a year. They provide healthcare to the people of Swindon and the surrounding areas, offering the latest treatments and care in hospital, in the local community and in people’s own homes.

This year, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are giving you the unique opportunity to discover what a career in healthcare is like during this 2 week Virtual Work Experience programme. The programme will give students in Years 10-13 an overview of what a career in healthcare can offer, looking specifically at Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Clinical Psychology, Allied Health Professionals and non-clinical roles.

You will take part in live Q&A sessions with health care professionals, meet some of the GWH team and complete activities specifically designed to help you launch your healthcare career.

The programme will take place between 28th June and the 11th July 2021. You do not need to be available full time during those dates but you do need to be able to complete 10 hours of work over the 2 weeks.

Programme Provided by:

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

What you’ll cover

The programme is spread over 2 weeks in summer. During this unique work experience programme you’ll cover the following areas:  

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Clinical Psychology
  • The allied health professions
  • Non-clinical roles within the NHS

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Virtual Work Experience

Common Questions

Please take a look at the FAQs below; and If you still need help, you can speak to our team on Live Chat. Monday to Friday (9am - 6pm).
What device should I use?
Use a desktop computer if you’re able to and use the Chrome browser.
What if I can’t attend a live talk?
Don’t worry if you can’t attend a webinar a recording will be added for you to watch on-demand.
What times are the webinars and where can I watch them?
You can find all the webinars within the live webinar section of your virtual work experience programme. You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in below.

The webinars typically last for about 40 minutes to an hour, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers via a Q&A function.

https://experience.springpod.co.uk/users/sign_in
Do I need to watch the webinar to do the activities?
We recommend that you watch the webinars live where possible, as the industry experts and professionals will be able to give you insights that you may wish to use for the activity. However, for most programmes, you should be able to complete the activities and quizzes with the information that has been provided too.
What software do you use for the live talks?
We use a tool called BigMarker & YouTube Live for our live talks that won’t require you to download anything.
What if I can’t upload my work?
Please try saving your work as a PDF before uploading it.
I can’t sign in because my password isn’t working
If you forgot your password then you should be able to reset it here:

https://experience.springpod.co.uk/users/password/new

Don’t forget your work experience account is different from your main Springpod account so your passwords won’t be the same.
Where do I resume the programme?
You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in here:

https://experience.springpod.co.uk/users/sign_in
I never received an email inviting me to join a programme?
If you completed the application process before the deadline then you should have received an email informing you whether or not you have a place. If you did not then please email: hello@springpod.co.uk
Do I need my camera on for Live Talks?
No, not at all! You do not need your camera on at any time. Just be sure you have a good set of speakers or headphones for the live talks.
Will I receive a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate on completion of your programme. This will be emailed to you.
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