Work Experience

We work with the local schools and colleges listed below to provide opportunities for young people to gain knowledge and experience of different roles and raise awareness of career options and job opportunities within the NHS.

  • Abbeywood Community School
  • Badminton School
  • Bradley Stoke Community School
  • Brimsham Green School
  • Bristol Free School
  • Chipping Sodbury School
  • Downend School
  • Fairfield High School
  • Hanham Woods Academy
  • Henbury School
  • John Cabot Academy
  • Kings Oak Academy
  • Mangotsfield School
  • Marlwood School
  • Oasis Academy Brightstowe
  • Patchway Community College
  • Redmaid’s School
  • Sir Bernard Lovell Academy
  • St Bede’s Catholic College
  • The Castle School
  • Orchard School Bristol
  • Winterbourne International Academy
  • Yate International Academy
  • South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
  • North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College
  • Weston College

There are over 350 potential career options in healthcare and opportunities for work experience include clinical and administrative areas, allowing participants to learn about working in the NHS, develop new skills, learn about their strengths and weaknesses and increase their confidence.

Learning and Development organise various opportunities for young people to gain experience of the NHS and our Trust. These include tours of departments, careers events, work shadowing, taster/observation days, mock interviews and work experience programmes, including traineeships and sector-based academy learners.

The Practice Development Team at North Bristol NHS Trust has achieved numerous accreditations and awards, including:

  • A City & Guilds Approved Centre
  • Skills for Health & NHS Health Education ‘South West Employer Award’ & ‘South West Provider Award’ 2013-2014
  • The National Skill Academy ‘Lead Employer Partner’
  • National Apprenticeship Service ‘Apprenticeships Award: Macro Employer of the Year’ Regional Winner 2013.
  • Matrix Quality Standard for Information, Advice and Guidance Services