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
    Queen’s University medical students

    For summer 2021, the Undergraduate Office will accept applications from Queen’s University Belfast medical students through the normal application process.

    If you are a Queen’s University medical student and require further information on how to apply for a summer 2021 elective placement, please contact:

    External medical students

    Unfortunately we will have to postpone all elective placements for students outside Queen’s University for summer 2021. The Undergraduate Office hopes to resume these placements in summer 2022.

    This page will be updated in September 2021 with further information on summer 2022 applications.