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Work Placements at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust


 Welcome to WWL NHS Trust Work Placements

The Trust work placements and other supported employment programmes are an opportunity to promote a wide variety of careers within the Trust and wider NHS.

Work Placements

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust is committed to giving both local students and family and friends of staff working for the Trust, the chance to develop their skills and experience in a healthcare setting.  This kind of experience is invaluable and is the best way for young people to gain insight into the variety of careers available in the NHS.  We strive to inspire passion in young people, directing them towards a career in the NHS and hopefully work for WWL NHS Trust in the future.

 The Trust will make every effort to provide structure placements/programmes which will support an individual to find out about roles which may influence future education, career and employment choices.

The Trust offers observational placements working in conjunction with the 5 local further education/sixth form colleges in the Wigan Borough to provide their students with the opportunity to gain insight in how an acute hospital trust such as WWL operates.

The Trust will work with:

·         Deanery 6th Form College

·         St John Rigby College

·         St Mary’s 6th Form College

·         Wigan & Leigh College

·         Winstanley College

 Please see attached Work placement Policy and associated documents for information on the placements process.  

If you feel you meet the criteria or require any further advice about Work Placements or Supported Employment, please email the following inboxes:



Angela Bates

Quality and Work Placement Administrator

T:  01942 822097



Clinical and Corporate

Recruitment Team

T: 01942 822374



Other Programmes available


As well as Observational Placements, there are a number of other programmes available at the Trust.


      Pre-Apprenticeship/Employment Programmes

      Public Sector Trainee Programme (Traineeship)

      Pre-employment Programme