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We understand that arranging Work Experience for your students can be both complicated and time consuming. That’s why Get In Cornwall are here to make sure you have access to all the information you need to make the process easy and stress free.

Allocation of Placements

Please read the below information carefully:

Get In Cornwall wants to make sure that work experience opportunities are available to a wide range of people in order to ensure we are able to recruit a talented and diverse workforce. We do our utmost to promote equality & diversity in the work place and for this reason we are pleased to be able to accept students of all ages (14+) and abilities. We do however request that each student carefully completes our Health Questionnaire, and that we are made aware of any existing conditions they may have prior to attending. Whilst we understand that students will want to the placements to be as interactive as possible all placements will be observational and we will try and meet the students requirements but this will be dictated but the availability of staff in that area. Year 10 students will be placed on the Year 10 Work Experience Weeks that are held during the Summer Term and designed to give them an overview of the different career opportunities that are on offer.

We always ask that Work Experience is coordinated centrally through us here at Get In Cornwall so that we can offer consistent, safe and fair advice to students. We thank you for supporting our programme by applying here.

We ask that Work Experience Coordinators think carefully about the allocation of placements. Spaces within Health & Care are limited, and we believe it’s important that those with a genuine interest in the industry are considered first. We therefore request that students recommended to us are mature, sensible, and willing to give 100% in order to get the most out of their placement.

Please ensure that all students are properly prepared for their placement. If you require further information on what to expect, follow the link to read Parent / Guardian advice.

We understand that in some cases, particularly for Year 10’s, teachers are required to visit their students in their place of work. Due to the high volume of students that we host, the size of the site and complexity of our placements, we have arranged for teachers to visit collectively to hear their students talk about their experience in a classroom environment. This usually takes place on a Friday afternoon, at the end of the student’s week, to allow time for reflection. Please contact the relevant Work Experience coordinator for more information.

How to apply?

Please download and complete our Work Experience Application Form and return to us at at least 3 months prior to your required date of Work Experience.

We aim to inform students about details of their placement at least 14 days before their start date.

What we can offer:

CPD Days

We understand that organisations, especially the NHS, are constantly changing and it is sometimes important to keep up to date with these. Therefore we are happy to offer teachers and work experience co-ordinators continuing professional development days to help them keep themselves informed with the current opportunities. If you would be interested in spending some time with one of the organisations then please do not hesitate to email us at and we will do our best to accommodate you.

School Visits

We want to work closely with primary and secondary schools as well as the colleges in Cornwall to help educate and inspire our future workforce. If you have a careers event, would like to organise visiting speakers or visits to the hospital to help promote careers or support the curriculum then please do not hesitate to send an e-mail us at