Nurse assistance at NHS

Start Date:
Oxford East of England
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Review Date:
June 2018

Review Score


1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


My role was a nurse assistant. I did my work experience with the elderly old people. It was mix of old mens and womens. I had to help them. But as i am a work experience person i did NOT need to take them to the bathroom as i am not a worker. But if i did have a job as nurse assistant gosh i would never clean them because thats just eurgh ewws. Rate it 4

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


Yes i have learnt new skills of speaking to most of the patients very loudly and to explain to them if they doing something wrong or trying to explain in a shouty way if they are not listeining. I would rate it 4. I learnt that i dont know how the real nurses are working though.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Well i think it was alright. I had to play games with them which was fun some of them had dimentia i felt sorry for them because they kept forgetting every time we did something together. I did my role by taking care of them and helping them. I learnt that nurse assistants are very hard. I would rate it as 4

4. How valued do you feel by NHS?


Well the NHS staff vas very kind and i did like them as they was very helpful and explained properly of what to do and not to do. They were not too strict. They didnt shout at me so i was just fine and i got them choocolates at the end lf work experience to say thank you to them.i would rate it as 5.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Well the work experience was organised as we would have to come on that specific time and to leave at the specific time too. The work experience was alright. There was another girl from my school too and we did the same role. I hanged with her and chatted with her and we both went out to eat when it was break. We only one break for an hour which is alright and okay. I would rate it as 2 as im not sure if its that organised. As the break time kept changing for no reason.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


Well from my training provider i recieved a lot of support if what to do and not to do. They overcomed my fear of speaking more confidently to people. Thank god to them now i can speak loud confidently and not be shy. It gave me a lot of experience. The training provider was very kind she even helped me too. I would rate it as 6.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Well from my employer she gave me a lot of support at the start but then she had to go and do her own work as it was busy. She was mainly on her computers doing her paperwork and everything but she did help only the firdt day then went off as she was busy which i understood but she should have sent another employer to help us and supppprt as but yeah. I would rate it as four.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


Well as it was an work experience you dont really earn money. I did not earn anything and not get any money as it was for my benefit to experience how the role is and to get experienced more in life. But i do understand that they didnt pay anything as i did not work there and i was not a permanent worker but they should have paid at least £100 or £50 because that was hard work and i earned it. I did everything that i could. I would rate it as two.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Im not sure if there were many opportunities outside lf work but if there was then yes definitely i would have taken these opportunities and tried them out and might have gained more experience from doing different roles. I think there should have been more opportunities outside of work to give the people that want to work experience a more experienced roles to do that would benefit them in the future. I would rate it as two as there wasnt really any opportunities outside of work but there should have been

9. Would you recommend NHS to a friend?


9b. Why?

Well i think it would be very experienced and you can see how hard it is and difficult for the nurse assistant to work and what they have to do for us even if its their roles. They still helped out. And the training and other staff are very nice as they make you very comfortable and help you and you can go up to them and speak to them if theres any problem and they would resolve it. Yes it is hard but it does give you a lot of experience of how it is.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to NHS?

Well first of all i think you should just go for it. Just apply and dont think. You may not like it but who cares you can do more experiences too but you should apply to nhs straight away and see how it feels to be working as a real worker and of how hard it is but sometimes can be essy and get more experienced. If you apply for it you would get more experienced from it and the staffs are very nice as they can be very helpful and explain to you properly without being strict. They are more like friends.

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