Are you 14-24 years old and looking for career opportunities?

Taking your first step into the world of work is exciting. We offer young people a number of ways to get a glimpse into day to day hospital life and develop a rewarding and exciting career in the NHS.

Caring for children and young people is what we do and this extends more widely than just our clinical care. As a major employer in the city we believe we also have a duty to provide experience, training and work opportunities to young people and young adults for our communities too.

Our Aspire programme offers you a number of ways to get involved in working at our hospital:

Employability Programme

Our Employability Programme, specifically for young people aged 19-25 with learning difficulties, offers one day a week placements in areas such as facilities, therapies, secretarial support, fundraising, HR and neurosciences.

“I love it at fundraising. Staff are very lovely and make me happy. I love my job. ” Simmy Hoonjan

Work experience

Work experience, for 14-year-olds and above, takes place in a variety of departments across the hospital and can be for half a day to one week. These placements give you an introduction to the world of work, helping you explore possible future careers.

“I was able to get an insight into how each member of staff plays an important role in making sure that the hospital is a safe and friendly environment.” Alydia Scot


Traineeships are 20 days long with five to six days of training and ideal for young people aged 16-21 who want to get a job but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Many of our trainees go on to apprenticeships and full-time paid employment.

"The traineeship was challenging but rewarding. It was very rewarding knowing I had been able to work in the hospital and help service users." Hannah Richmond


Apprenticeships, are paid 12-18 month programmes, primarily for school leavers aged 16-24 in administration, secretarial support or healthcare assistant roles. There are also opportunities for people aged 25 and over to get involved in elements of the apprenticeship programme too.

Having had such great opportunities to get to know different areas whilst completing this apprenticeship has definitely been a highlight for me.”  Arsha Jabee


Internships, for university graduates or those in a gap year, are paid 12 month posts to help you experience the world of work and gain a range of experience and skills. Nearly all of our interns go on to paid employment.

“This experience has taught me invaluable and transferable skills. It’s great to have support and friendship from other interns as well as colleagues.” Alicia Pearce

Aspire logoIf you want to explore the opportunities available to you, why not visit our dedicated website where you can find out about what opportunities we currently have available.

If you require further information please contact our Aspire Team on or 0121 333 8604. You can also follow us on twitter @Aspire_at_BCH or visit our dedicated Aspire website for more information.

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