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When it comes to work experience, LPFT is now working in collaboration with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) and Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS).

Therefore, all work experience placements are now facilitated by our partner ULHT under the logo of Talent Academy.  To view and apply for any healthcare work experience within the Lincolnshire NHS, please follow the link below. 

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Click here to access Lincolnshire NHS work experience information.

Read here what our apprentices say about working for LPFT:

Lucy Treacy, Apprentice at Learning Disability Team in Grantham

lucy-treacy.jpgMy main roles include typing up outpatient letters from notes on out electronic system, arranging appointment letters for patients and either sending a letter out or phoning them to confirm.

I also am ensuring the doctors diary is up to date with clinical supervisions and meetings and I complete weekly rec sheets for the doctor to take to her clinics which include the latest outpatient letter.  

I answer the telephone and deal with any requests at hand including booking out our meeting room. At times I have minuted the referral meetings which are held every Tuesday.

I am also the health and safety officer for my building along with the team coordinator; therefore, every day I do safety checks such as making a note of the fridge temperatures and ensure the water dispenser has been drained.

I was  looking for jobs and came across the job I’m doing now. I had no idea that the NHS were recruiting apprenticeships where you earned and learnt at the same time, I thought it was an amazing opportunity and had to apply. I was lucky enough to be offered the job where I am now. 

Are you currently undertaking any study?

As part of this apprenticeship, you study Level 2 Business and Administration which you have a day a week off the job training where you have time to do your NVQ work. With regular visits from your college accessor. Also, we attended some workshops at the college which was nice as we were able to meet with the other apprenticeships studying the course.

I have also completed a minute taking course and I have first aid and fire warden training coming up too.

Courtney Olerenshaw, Apprentice at Communications Team

courtney-olerenshaw.jpgI am responsible for social media, creating Facebook posts or Tweets about upcoming events/campaigns that are happening nationally and within the Trust. My work helps to communicate and engage with both staff members the public. I help to organise Trust’s events - I contact a number of different venues to discuss their rates and I help to manage attendees via the Eventbrite booking system. I often help out at the welcome desk and greet the delegates. I also monitor media coverage for LPFT and other NHS organisations in Lincolnshire. I complete a weekly ‘In the news’ log of whether it’s positive, negative or neutral. This is then sent out to Executive Team, senior managers and other local stakeholders. I update the Trust website and intranet and I collate Weekly Word - an e-newsletter to all staff.

When I first started I was booking a few meetings, dealing with requests from the phone, looking through social media and the media and creating a weekly newsletter. At the beginning my job was quiet but then as I started to grow in confidence I became more independent and my job grew to be busy. I’m now working in a fast paced environment.

"The apprenticeship has given me the confidence that I needed and has made me realise that I can achieve anything once I put my mind to it."

Helen Deakin, Apprentice at Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team in Lincoln

helen-deakin.jpgI carry out administrative tasks such as sending GP assessment letters, supporting letters and discharge letters completed by the nursing staff. I scan in documentation and I update the contingency folder with the information about the patients that have taken on by the team, in case the computer system goes down. I open and close referrals that have been assigned to the team and maintain the caseload that the team creates as a daily process.

I also attend team meetings and take the minutes that are then distributed through to the team.

I also carry out administrative tasks for the lease vehicles, making calls and sending emails to the lease company and the garages as well as my own team regarding the vehicles.

Tell us about yourself

I got married and had children and once they were a little older I wanted to get back into working. I looked at part time work and I eventually was employed as a healthcare support worker with a local private hospital.

I found that I enjoyed the mental health element and helping to understand how and why people are affected by mental health, but I felt I would be better in an administrative role than a clinical role. So, when LPFT advertised for the apprenticeship role I jumped at it, I did think I may have been too old but it seems I’m not.

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