What is work experience?
Work experience is a fantastic way of gaining insight into a career especially what a day in the life is like for that job. It can be a valuable way for you to develop confidence and experience caring for people. With over 350 career options available in health and care it can seem a daunting experience to choose which job is right for you and work experience can help you with those decisions.
Volunteering – What makes this different to work experience?
Unlike work experience, which tends to fulfil specific learning/observation requirements of the individual, volunteering is most often used to benefit others. Work experience is often a shadowing opportunity with a set learning or exposure objective. Whereas volunteering tends to be more long term with the focus on giving something back. Both work experience and volunteering will develop your skills and strengths. With volunteering you will have flexibility to select your preferred times/shifts and role.
Brighton Sussex Medical School Virtual Work Experience
This course provides a ‘virtual’ work experience for those looking to apply to medical school. This will introduce to the NHS before exploring the roles and skill sets of six different medical specialists. Along the way, you will also consider some of the challenges and wider issues doctors face.