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Work Experience and Internships

Work experience

Locala aims to offer a range of work experience placements throughout the year, although the availability of these will vary depending on capacity within our teams.

Last year Locala offered 38 work experience placements to local people aged between 15 and 35 years old. Placements took place with a variety of different services including Therapies, 0-19, Dental, Day Surgery and Corporate teams.

83% of those that completed the work experience evaluation survey rated their placement as “excellent”, describing teams as “friendly and welcoming” and their time spent with them “enjoyable.”

Charlotte undertook a one day work experience placement with the Speech and Language Therapy and Dietetics teams and said:“Thank you so much for having me today, I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. I have learnt so much and had a true insight into the job. I'd be more than happy to come back if that was ever possible. Thank you again.”

Charlotte’s parents added:“Charlotte has enjoyed herself so much and loves her goodie bag. She has come home absolutely buzzing and even more enthused about getting on a dietetics course!Thank you so much for giving your time today. We really appreciate it and know how difficult it is to fit students in given the demands of the job.”

Internships

For the past four years, we have been working in partnership with Career Ready, a UK-wide charity who link students with employers, to open up the world of work to young people. We offer students from St John Fisher High School, Dewsbury paid summer internships with clinical services, including our Continence, Dental and GP Surgery teams and corporate teams, from Communications and Engagement, to Finance and Workforce.

We offer up to five, four-week internships to students, who have to apply and be interviewed before being assigned a role within one of our teams. Interns are set projects throughout the four weeks and are asked to create and deliver a presentation to their mentors, fellow students and Career Ready at the end of their internship. Interns are also awarded with certificates and references for their portfolios.

For information about work experience and internships please contact Locala’s Workforce Team:

Email: [email protected]

Telephone:030 3330 9392