New partnership with Springpod to develop virtual health and social care work experience

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is working in partnership with Springpod to revolutionise the health and social care work experience offer through the Future Talent, Future Heroes programme

Gaining work experience in health and social care can be challenging - places are limited and age restrictions can often apply, not to mention the extra challenges that come with Covid-19.

By providing interactive, innovative and completely virtual work experience programmes, students will be able to gain insight into different health and social care careers from real people working in Derbyshire.

Programmes include 10 hours of interactive content, including project work, assignments and professional workshops. 

All content is designed to broaden awareness of the hundreds of careers, entry routes and development opportunities that health and social care has to offer. It also provides students with the opportunity to develop key skills, gain real-life experience (albeit via a virtual platform) and is a great addition to the CV.

Our new programme is running from 25 October 2021 - closing date is 19 October 2021. 

Visit the Springpod Future Talent, Future Heroes website

On a pathway to a new career

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire are a key partner in the Pathways to Health and Social Care project which supports job-seekers in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire on their pathways into training or employment within the health and social care sector.

Please contact us to find out more about the new Pathways to Health and Social Care project and the many ways in which we may be able to support you to achieve your goals or find employment in the sector. Please contact Brian Grant on 07534 679648 or email Gabi Johannesmann at dhcft.joinedupcareers@nhs.net

Virtual work experience

Medic Mentor, a provider of virtual work experience programmes, have informed us of their programmes for dentistry, medicine and allied health professional careers. The cost of the programmes is believed to be free for dentistry and medicine. Further information is available from Medic Mentor and via YouTube. Programmes run over a period of six months, with sessions spread across that period.

Current work experience opportunities

Covid restrictions are lifting for placements - please check on the 'apply' page 

Midwifery Taster Programme - Closing date 31.12.21
Only open to students who meet the criteria to apply successfully for a Midwifery course this year. It is essential that all applications include a strong personal statement to be considered for this programme 
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 25th November 2021 Pathway: Midwifery Duration: 4 days
Speech & Language Therapy Placement
This one day placement will provide an introduction to the Speech & Language Therapy Department.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 29th October 2021 Pathway: Allied Health Professionals Minimum age: 17 Duration: 1 day
Medical Work Experience - closes 31.12.21
4th – 7th July 2022
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 24th September 2021 Minimum age: 16 Duration: 4 days
Medical Work Experience - application process to close on 31.12.21
21st – 24th February 2022
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 24th September 2021 Pathway: General Practice Minimum age: 16 Duration: 4 days
Clinical Engineering Work Experience
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 23rd April 2020 Pathway: Healthcare Science Minimum age: 14 Duration: Flexible 1 to 2 weeks
Administration work experience - Research Dept
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 23rd April 2020 Pathway: Administrative and Clerical Minimum age: 14 Duration: 1 to 2 days
Main X-Ray Department Open Day
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 23rd April 2020 Pathway: Allied Health Professionals Minimum age: 18 Duration: 1 day Open Day x 2 per year
Administration Work Experience
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 23rd April 2020 Pathway: Administrative and Clerical Duration: 1 - 5 days
Occupational Therapy Work Experience
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 20th April 2020 Pathway: Allied Health Professionals Minimum age: 16 Duration: 1 day
Dentistry Work Experience
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 20th April 2020 Pathway: Dental Minimum age: 16 Duration: 3 days
Orthoptic Work Experience
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 20th April 2020 Pathway: Healthcare Science Minimum age: 16 Duration: 1 day
Care Assistant
Clova House Residential Home
Created: 4th March 2020 Pathway: Social Care Duration: 5 days
Care Assistant
White Doves Ltd
Created: 4th March 2020 Pathway: Social Care Duration: 5 days
Care Assistant
Imperial Midlands
Created: 4th March 2020 Pathway: Social Care Minimum age: 16 Duration: 5 days
Library Support
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Created: 4th March 2020 Pathway: Administrative and Clerical Minimum age: 14 Duration: 5 days
Care Assistant & Administration
Peak Home Care Ltd
Created: 4th March 2020 Pathway: Administrative and Clerical Social Care Duration: 5 days
Community Care Work/ Office Work
Nationwide Care Services Ltd.
Created: 27th February 2020 Pathway: Administrative and Clerical Social Care Minimum age: 16