Work Placements and Work Experience

In partnership with local Universities we provide placements for:

  • Student Nurses (3rd year)
  • Medical students
  • Doctors in training
  • Student Social Workers
  • Student Counsellors
  • Paramedic students
  • Complementary Therapy students


These placements range from a half-day up to six months and it’s an ideal way to gain a good insight into the philosophy of hospice care and how we care for patients and their families.

Because of the demand  we can only provide placements for colleges and universities that we have an agreement with. If you are not sure whether your education provider fits into this category please contact your placement coordinator.

Through Career Advisors and Work Experience Coordinators we may also provide short work experience placements for students in Sixth Form colleges. As well as job shadowing opportunities for professionals working within the care and medical sector. Placements of this nature are limited and require consideration as to the suitability of the student to a hospice environment.

Work placement and work experience request form

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.