A group of five Kingston College students have recently completed a student placement programme at Kingston Hospital, alongside their Level 3 Business Admin Studies courses.
The 18-year-old students each spent 15 weeks (on a part-time basis) in a different area of the Trust, including the South West London Recruitment Hub, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Oral, and Cardiology departments.
The aim of this initiative was to provide students with hands on, relevant experience, and to recruit into roles within the organisation, as well as raising awareness of administration roles within the NHS.
Katherine Bevan, Communications and Marketing Manager for the South West London Recruitment Hub, said: “The student placement scheme was a great chance for me to get hands-on experience in mentoring and training. It has also been inspiring to help someone who is just starting out in the corporate world to develop the skills and knowledge they need to build a successful career.”
Alisha Nadesan, Business Manager, said: “Witnessing the growth and development of my student placement within my team has been both gratifying and inspiring. Their dedication, enthusiasm and fresh perspective has been highly appreciated and I take immense pride in having played a role in this. I am also pleased to say that my student placement has now started on a full-time basis.”
Some of the students also commented on their time at Kingston Hospital:
“My experience has been really positive. whilst working as an admin assistant I have gained experience and understanding about working in the NHS.”
“This experience has been amazing for me as I have gained a lot of knowledge about how a healthcare organisation operates, in a dynamic work environment.”
Congratulations to all the students who completed their placements.