Work experience and placements

  • Work experience programme (16 to 18 year olds)

    We provide a work experience programme for 16 to 18 year olds to help them make decisions about their academic and career choices. If you are interested in gaining work experience with us, visit the Work Inspiration website for Belfast Trust.

    We agree to as many work experience requests as possible. However, demand can be high in certain areas.

    For careers teachers

    If you are a careers teacher and want to find out more about Work Inspiration, go to the Work Inspiration website.

  • Placements

    We also offer adult placement opportunities to help people enhance their career, do research or develop themselves. People on placements do not receive payment from Belfast Trust.

    How to apply

    If you wish to apply for an unpaid development placement, please contact the relevant service area to discuss your request. If the placement can be arranged, you will be asked to complete a placement agreement pack and submit it to the service manager. You may need to submit specific documentation relevant to the placement.

    For some placements, it may be necessary to carry out an Access NI or police check before the placement agreement is issued.

    We agree to as many placement requests as possible. However, demand can be high in certain areas. You can download our Placement Activity Policy.

  • Elective placements for medical students

    Every summer, we welcome medical students from medical schools outside Northern Ireland for elective placements in our hospitals. Before applying for an external elective placement, please ensure you read the External Elective Placement Policy.

    The deadline for summer 2020 external elective placement applications has now passed. No further applications for summer 2020 will be accepted.

    The application period for summer 2021 placements will start on 1 October 2020 and close on 31 December 2020. Updated application documents for summer 2021 will be available on this website in late September 2020. The documents below are for information only.

    Please note, the maximum placement period offered by Belfast Trust is four weeks. Your placement must fall within June, July or August.

    For more information on medical student elective placements only, please contact: