Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

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The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT) treat approximately 210,000 inpatient and day patients a year, see 680,000 outpatients and more than 200,000 people at A&E departments. BHSCT are also responsible for between 500 and 550 children on the child protection register and every year receive 800 referrals for children in need of support. The trust also provides services for older people through nine residential homes and commission services from the independent and voluntary sector to support older people. The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust works alongside Business in The Community to maintain responsible business practices which help them provide a better service to those in need. The Trust has been involved in a number of programmes with Business in The Community including employee volunteering challenges, environmental sustainability and has developed links with education.

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust provides a huge number of placements to students in a variety of occupational areas, ranging from administration to work shadowing a surgeon.

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust works exclusively with Charter Work Inspiration – to gain access to work experience and work inspiration opportunities students should ask their careers teachers to contact the Charter office on their behalf.

Upcoming opportunities 2018 – 2019:



Open Days


MonthDateTimeOccupational AreaLocationLimitations
October99.15am - 11.30amRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
October92.00pm - 4.00pmRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
October169.15am - 11.30amRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
October162.00pm - 4.00pmRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
October189.00am - 12.30pm/1pmDieteticsKnockbreda Health and Well Being CentreYr 13+
November69.15am - 11.30amRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
November62.00pm - 4.00pmRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
November15 (tbc)9.00am - 3.30pmLabsReport to Kelvin Labs, Royal Victoria Hospital (Event is in Pathology Labs)Yr 13+
November209.15am - 11.30amRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
November202.00pm - 4.00pmRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
November219.00am - 3.15pmPhysiotherapyMitre Unit - Musgrave Park Hospital16+
November299.00am - 4.00pmOccupational TherapyRoyal Hospital /Musgrave/Belfast City - TBA16+
December49.15am - 11.30amRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
December42.00pm - 4.00pmRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
January89.15am - 3.30pmPharmacyBelfast City Hospital Year 13+
January299.15am - 11.30amRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
January292.00pm - 4.00pmRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
February59.15am - 11.30amRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
February52.00pm - 4.00pmRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
February79.00am - 4.00pmOccupational TherapyRoyal Hospital/Musgrave/Belfast City - TBA16+
March7 (tbc)9.00am - 3.30pmLabsReport to Kelvin Labs, Royal Victoria Hospital (Event is in Pathology Labs)Yr 13+
March129.15am - 11.30amRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
March1210.00am - 12.30pmSpeech and LanguageBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre - Seminar Rm 3Year 13+
March122.00pm - 4.00pmRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
March269.15am - 11.30amRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
March262.00pm - 4.00pmRadiotherapyBelfast City Hospital - Cancer Centre16+
June209.30am - 12.30pm (tbc)Mental Health NursingClady Villa, Knockbracken16+
June201.30pm - 4.30pm (tbc)Mental Health NursingClady Villa, Knockbracken16+
June279.00am - 4.00pm (tbc)Occupational TherapyRoyal Hospital/Musgrave/Belfast City - TBA16+

Sites available: Various sites around Belfast.

Occupational areas for placements: Clinical professions and other services.

Occupational areas for open days: Labs, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Radiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Mental Health. Limited placements per school.

Limitations: Year 12 minimum for all placements. Nursing or Midwifery is 16 plus, Medical is Year 13 plus.

To apply for places please, have your teacher contact Work Inspiration on (028) 9045 1444

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