NHS Blood and Transplant People First

Work Experience and Placements

We recognise providing work experience and placements enables individuals to gain experience in our workplace.

Work experience is defined as having the following criteria:

  • For a period of up to a maximum of 2 weeks
  • Placed by an educational establishment
  • Minimum age of 14
  • Known learning outcomes
  • Must be supervised during working activities
  • Unpaid by NHSBT
  • Not on ESR

A work placement is defined as having the following criteria:

  • Normally up to a maximum of 12 months
  • Placed by educational establishment/employer
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Unpaid by NHSBT
  • Not on ESR 

This information will allow managers to support requests for work experience and work placement when it does not affect the provision of our day to day service. 

Should you receive an enquiry directly from a student or learner, an educational establishment, or employer and you are able to facilitate their requirements, ask them to complete the on line application. This will ensure that we capture all of the information we need to initiate such a request. 

As a work experience or work placement supervisor, you may be asked to confirm Health and Safety, insurance and liability information to the learner's sponsor. This information is in the Related Links section on this page: MPD470 confirms our responsibilities when young people visit NHSBT sites. If you are asked to provide further evidence of our public or employer liability insurance, the certificate is available from the Safety section on People First under the Our Strategy page.

If you can't find the information you are looking for you can Raise a query online.

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