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Work experience

Are you thinking about a career within Mental Health?

BSMHFT offer a range of Work Experience Programmes that currently includes Clinical Insights and Work Experience opportunities to help support and grow a skilled, diverse and flexible workforce that meets the needs of our service users, both now and in the future. 

Clinical Insights Programme

To be held at Uffculme Centre, 53 Queensbridge Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8QY - February 17 - 21 2020

Applications are now open for the BSMHFT Clinical Insights Programme. This programme has been designed to offer students an overview of the following careers within mental health: Psychology, Psychiatry, Nursing and Allied Health Professions (AHP) (click each link for further information). The programme will be delivered over the course of the week, Monday February 17to Friday 21 February, providing students the opportunity to explore different career & training pathways into mental health.

To be considered you will need to be in education in the local Birmingham and Solihull areas, and meet the following criteria:

Year 12/13 programme (Psychiatry and Psychology)

  • Applicants for the Psychiatry programme will need to have achieved a minimum of 8 GCSEs grade A and be able to provide evidence of co-curricular activity to support your application.


  • For Psychology, you will need to be currently studying psychology at A-level.


Year 10/13 programme (Nursing and AHP)

  • Applicants for the Nursing specific programme will need to demonstrate an interest in nursing and/or mental health.


  • Likewise, for the AHP programme, you must be able to evidence an interest in one or another of the many AHP occupations.


To apply, download the application form complete and return to bsmhft.workexperience@nhs.net or Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Uffculme Centre, 53 Queensbridge Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8QY. Please ensure that the form is signed by yourself and your teacher/tutor, and if under 18 years of age, countersigned by your parent(s)/guardian(s). Applications received after the closing date of Friday 31January 2020 will not be considered.

Please note that if you do not hear back from the Work Experience Team by Monday 3 February 2020 then unfortunately you will have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


Work Experience Opportunities

Work Experience is a fantastic way to gain an insight into a particular career and develop an understanding of working and caring for people in a mental health setting. It will help build your confidence and give you an understanding of the required attitudes, behaviours and values that are expected in a working environment. This experience will help you to make an informed choice on your future career options. 

Please note that we have no clinical work experience opportunities available at the moment. To be eligible for future opportunities, you will need to be aged between 17 to 18 years of age, be in full-time education and live within and/or attend school/college in the Birmingham and Solihull areas. 

We do have the following non-clinical work experience opportunities available in Finance (Purchase Ledger), that are open to students aged between 14 and 18 years of age. The dates are Monday 17th – Friday 21st February 2020 and Monday 6th – Friday 10th July 2020. Full details available below.

To be considered, download and complete the WEX application form available below and return to bsmhft.workexperience@nhs.net


Find out more

0121 301 3970

bsmhft.workexperience@nhs.net

Monday – Friday           

9.30am - 4pm