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Trust receives Gold accreditation for work experience schemes

29 July 2019

We at the Trust are thrilled to have achieved ‘Gold Level Accreditation’ from Fair Train for our work experience programmes.

Ali Webster, our Assistant Director of Workforce, says: “Work experience is an important part of our recruitment strategy as it links to encouraging young people to consider careers at our Trust and the wider NHS, ensuring our future supply of workforce.

We often find that students just aren’t aware of the wide range of career opportunities available in the NHS and when they meet and hear from our staff about their careers, we find it encourages them to consider careers in healthcare.

Our staff are amazing and inspirational in what they do and take time out of their busy days to meet and work with the students but in doing so, they really are making a difference.”

Paul Parker of Fair Train comments: “I am delighted to let you know that you have successfully achieved Gold level.

The evidence supplied demonstrated a very clear and succinct overview of the procedures you have in place to ensure that all departments offering work placements do so at a high standard and, very importantly, with consistency. The interactive learner booklet was crucial in demonstrating Gold level standard, as it provided all the key information of what a learner will expect on placement at West London NHS Trust.”

What our students have said:

“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my week at Broadmoor Learning and Development Centre. It was really informative and I especially enjoyed talking to Ray Langshaw, Chris Davis and Jaide Mead. It has made me even more determined to look towards a career in mental health nursing.”

“It removed a lot of the stereotypes and preconceptions I had about Broadmoor and what the staff do.”

If you want to embark on a work experience at the Trust, or know someone who does, contact us today.