Work placement options

A work placement offers you the opportunity to have on-the-job training in your chosen area of work.  It can also provide important employer contacts, and make you more competitive when applying for paid employment because you’ll have recent experience and references.

While you’re on your work placement you will be asked to do a range of tasks relating to your role.  There may be some duties you’re unable to carry out because special training or experience is needed. However, you’ll be able to shadow everything that an employee would be doing in the post.

Here are some of the work placements people have taken up. This is not a complete list, but will give you an idea of the range of work available:

Clinical placements:

  • Support worker
  • Occupational therapist
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Therapist in drama, dance, music, art and similar activities
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Nursing assistant

Administrative and clerical placements (in either a patient or non-patient setting)

  • Receptionist
  • Administrator
  • Data entry clerk
  • Medical secretary

Specialist placements

  • Communications officer
  • Human Resources assistant
  • Human Resources manager
  • Learning and Development officer
  • Research assistant
  • Mental Health Acts officer
  • Finance assistant
  • IT helpdesk or IT support

Subcontractors (CNWL works with several of these)

  • Catering
  • Cleaners
  • Portering
  • Security

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Phone: 020 7612 1621

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