Will - Work Experience Coordinator

Who’s this?

Will is currently completing a Level 4 work based apprenticeship in Business Administration and is a work experience coordinator, planning and facilitating work experience placements for students aspiring to work in the NHS. Will works as part of the team at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

What’s the story of their career to date?

After leaving school, Will attended college and successfully achieved a Btec National Diploma in IT and Maths, before beginning work in a retail role where he gained excellent customer service and organisational skills. Will applied for this apprenticeship vacancy after finding it on the GOV.UK Apprenticeships website and was successful in his application.

What do they do?

Will currently works in partnership with local schools, colleges and students to support them in their requests to complete work experience in different areas of the hospital. Wills duties include liaising with departmental managers to secure placements, retrieving the necessary information from students to carry out occupational health checks when required. Will carries out local inductions with students, ensuring that they have ID badges and induction packs with information needed for the week ahead. Wills role involves him regularly talking with students via phone and email in order to arrange the required placement. As part of his apprenticeship, Will has to complete course work and has an Assessor that visits him each month to support him throughout his apprenticeship

What’s the best thing about their role?

Will really enjoys the responsibility he has within his role and gets great satisfaction from supporting students with their request to complete work experience to help them decide on their future career choices and aspirations

Where are they going from here?

Will is looking forward to completing his apprenticeship and gaining a Level 4 Btec National Diploma in Business Administration, thus enabling him to continue his career and look at the future opportunities available to him

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. If you have questions then feel free to contact us.