Why work experience?

Undertaking a work placement can be extremely rewarding and provides you with an insight into possible future employment opportunities at the St Monica Trust.

What are the benefits of work experience?

  • Learn something new about yourself
  • Do something that you are good at
  • Increase, improve and maintain your skills
  • In some roles, you may gain experience of working alongside older people

What will the St Monica Trust do for me?

We value our work experience participants and ensure that they:

  • Are supported and mentored by experienced staff
  • Are provided with an induction and health and safety information
  • Are given free meal vouchers for the duration of their placement 

Work Experience Placements

At present, the Trust offers work experience placements within the following areas at each site. If you are not sure what you would like to do, then we can offer a variation placement where you can experience a variety of opportunities, dependent on availability.

Cote Lane retirement community | Monica Wills House retirement community | Sandford Station retirement community | Westbury Fields retirement community | Care at Home Service (Henleaze)

The Work Experience Process 

Applications are currently open for work experience placements from February - March 2020, closing on 31st December 2019.  Applications received after that date won't be processed for placements in spring 2020. Should your placement dates fall outside of these key times or if you require any further information please contact Work Placement Coordinator, Ella Britton, on workexperience@stmonicatrust.org.uk.

  1. Complete our online APPLICATION FORM 
  2. Ask a school/college tutor to submit a SUPPORTING STATEMENT 
  3. Application received by our Work Placement Co-ordinator
  4. Availability for placement checked with the chosen department
  5. Invitation to attend an interview with the Work Placement Co-ordinator
  6. Undertake a work experience placement

Important Information:

  • If you find filling out an application form difficult, please contact Ella Britton, our Work Placement Co-ordinator (please see contact details below).
  • All applications are subject to availability, receipt of a supporting statement and an interview. Please allow up to 10 working days for a response. 
  • When considering a work experience placement, we look at the skills, interests, motivations and personal circumstances of a potential applicant, as well as the availability of positions at the Trust.
  • Due to high demand, it is best to submit an application with plenty of notice, to ensure that you are successful with obtaining a placement. 
  • Applications that are received with less than one months’ notice are unlikely to be successful.
  • If you are not a student, please ask someone you know (non-relative) to provide you with a personal statement for the supporting reference we require.


For more information you can send an e-mail to workexperience@stmonicatrust.org.uk or speak directly with Ella Britton, our Work Placement Co-ordinator, by calling her on 0797 643 0058.