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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.

    If you are interested in a placement in the Belfast Trust please email

  • Electives for Medical Students non- term time (June, July and August)

    Every summer Belfast Trust welcomes medical students from medical schools outside of Northern Ireland for elective placements in our hospitals. Before applying for an elective placement with Belfast Trust please ensure you refer to the elective policy below.

    Applications for summer 2023 have now closed. Belfast Trust has a limit of 50 applications, once this has been exceeded, no further applications can be accepted. Please note a non-refundable deposit of £100 is required for all applications.

    NB: The maximum placement period offered by Belfast Trust is 4 weeks.

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    For more information regarding non-term time medical student elective placements only – please contact: