Thank you for your interest in taking part in a work experience placement with Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. As a Trust we are committed to providing meaningful work experience placements to support with career choices and educational applications.
We are one of the newest NHS Trusts in the country, following the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust in April 2020. We provide specialist mental health, learning disability and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country. People are at the heart of our organisation and our Trust values are firmly embedded across our organisation.
We are committed to providing work experience placements wherever possible, however quality of care and patient confidentiality are paramount at all times, so careful consideration has to be given to where work experience applicants can go, when they can come, what they can do.
Work experience placements typically last for 5 days with age restrictions: standard work experience placements are available for 14 to 18 year olds.
- Between the ages of 14 and 16 we only offer non-clinical work experience placements in office based environments, these will be at either Bushey Fields Hospital, Clee Ward or at Trafalgar House; both sites are in the Dudley borough.
- Ages of 16 - 18 we may be able to offer a limited range of fully supervised work experience placements in clinical areas.
Please allow plenty of time in advance of any placement for all the arrangements to be made and the paperwork to be completed – generally 3 months minimum. Be prepared to be flexible about periods of the year when you can do work experience, as a student you should have a mature outlook and be willing to make the most of the opportunity.