Finding a work experience placement can often be a daunting task, and it’s even harder to find a placement that really fulfils your expectations.

At Compton Care, we’re committed to offering you the chance to find out what it’s really like to work here with our structured 1 week work experience program.

We’re passionate about communicating the work that we do to care for and support people affected by complex and life limiting illnesses, in your local community. We find that our work experience program is a great way to dispel the myths surrounding hospice care, as well as providing you with the opportunity to build on your employability skills, and perhaps find your perfect career path!

With our structured program, you’ll visit a range of different departments, learning how each one works together to ensure that Compton Care continues to provide amazing care and support to our service users.

From meeting with our fundraising and PR departments to spending some time in our day centre, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in activities with both our staff and our patients. You’ll learn more about palliative care, how our charity is run and how we go about organising our events, there might also be the chance to pitch your own fundraising event to our team of Compton dragons.

Choosing Compton Hospice for your work experience placements is a great way to add essential employability skills to your CV. From working across numerous departments you’ll gain invaluable communications skills, will practise your ability to work in a team to complete activities and will have lots of opportunities to get creative and share your ideas.

We can currently accommodate between two and four work experience students during our dedicated work experience week in July. If you’re currently studying for your GCSE’s or A Levels and are considering a career in healthcare, marketing or fundraising, or, you have an interest in how Compton works, we want to hear from you!

If you’re aged between 15 and 18 and are interested in joining our program, you can register your interest by filling in our work experience application form, no later than the end of April. Successful applicants will then be invited to our site to attend interviews before the final students are chosen.

  • All sections of this application must be completed, even if supported by a CV. If any applicant is unable to comply with this request, they should contact us to discuss an alternative application method, as appropriate.
  • Personal details

  • Please provide the best contact number, this can be a landline or mobile number.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • School/College Details

  • Your Work Experience Placement

    Our purpose is to make a difference to people’s lives when their illness is no longer curable. We do this by treating people, not conditions, whether their needs are physical, psychological, social or spiritual. The work that we do can be emotionally challenging for both our staff and our patients. For this reason we cannot allow anyone under the age of 18 to undertake work experience on the ward. However we do have many other areas where valuable work experience can be undertaken.

    Those undertaking work experience with Compton Hospice may work within the following areas depending upon availability:

    • Fundraising and Events
    • Volunteer Services
    • HR
    • Compton Care Day Therapy Centre
    • Reception
    • Learning and Development Centre

    Talks with various members of the nursing team can also be arranged depending on availability
  • Please note that we have very limited work experience placements and that we work on a first come first serve basis for each academic year.
  • Please give details of any other experience you might have had in a similar environment, what you want to do once you leave education, what made you choose us?
  • What would you like to achieve, what would you like to learn from your experience etc.
  • Additional Information

  • This is your opportunity to promote yourself, include information on any hobbies, interests and career goals.
  • Student Agreement

    The Hospice places considerable importance on the need for attention to health and safety at work.

    It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the safety rules and to use the facilities and equipment provided for your safety. It is essential that all accidents, however minor, are reported.

    The Hospice also expects you to follow rules and regulations governing the workplace such as no smoking policy and security arrangements.

    The Hospice supports equal opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, ethnic origin, disability, age, religion or belief.

    By signing below you agree to abide by the rules of the Hospice and any information regarding patients, relatives and staff at the Hospice must be treated in the strictest confidence. Any breach of confidentiality will result in termination of the work placement.

    I have read and understand the above requirements.
  • Parents Agreement

    I give permission for my child to attend the placement.

    I have read and understand the above requirements.

    I will ensure that my child carries out these obligations and confirm that s/he is not suffering from any medical condition which might create a hazard to him/herself or to those working with him/her.

For more information about our work experience program, please contact us via our online form, or by calling 0300 323 0250.

Want to speak to Compton in person, call us 0300 323 0250