Current Project SEARCH Intern’s Profiles
See what rotations our current interns are working in, and how their journey towards paid employment is going.
Connor spent his first rotation in the Web Development team, working on a project around keeping the intranet up to date. In his second rotation, Connor worked with the finance department at Bradford Teaching Hospitals, working on a variety of roles to ensure that data was kept up to date and accurate. Connor's final rotation has been with the Paediatric Secretaries team at St. Luke's Hospital.
The HR team had Sam working as an Administrative Assistant for his first rotation, doing data entry, filing and support with payroll. Sam began his second rotation working jointly with ENT and the speech therapists at the Yorkshire Cochlear Implant Service, again in administration. Sam, however had to leave his second rotation before completion as he has begun paid employment at the hospital as an administrator, following a successful interview.
Aidan spent his first rotation working in Service Desk in the IT team. He set up new IT users on the system, and resets passwords. Aidan was mentored by one of our previous graduates, Ben. Aidan's second rotation was based over at St Luke's Hospital working with the paediatric secretaries team in administration. For his final rotation, Aidan is again based at St. Luke's working in medical records.
Working in Receipt and Distribution for his first rotation, Jordan checked the contents of parcels that are delivered to the BRI, re packed them and then delivered them to various locations around the hospital. Jordan moved into non-clinical services for his second rotation, working as a cleaner on the Gastro Unit. Continuing with cleaning in his final rotation, Jordan moved onto Ward 27 where he developed his skills further. Jordan left the programme in early July to begin paid employment as a cleaner at a high school.
John is worked as an administrator in the Estates team for his first rotation, he was responsible for making ID badges for staff, and ensuring they have the correct access to different departments in the BRI. John's second rotation was in Pharmacy Stores, where medicines are stored. John had to put items away in the correct locations, and pick order lists for wards around the hospital. For his third rotation, John is working in the maternity administration team at the Women and Children's Unit at the BRI.
Joe is keen to begin a career in catering, and began his Project SEARCH year by working in Ward Hospitality on one of the wards at the BRI, this involved serving food and drinks to patients and maintaining a clean kitchen environment. Joe is spending his second and third rotations working in the Lifestyle restaurant at the BRI, where he is working as a kitchen assistant.
Sophie is spent her first rotation in the catering department as a Ward Hospitality Assistant, this involved serving hot drinks and lunches to patients on one of the wards. She really enjoyed working on a ward so moved over to the Neonatal unit for her second rotation, where she worked as a housekeeper. Here she was responsible for cleaning equipment, such as incubators, as well as keeping on top of laundry and stocking up equipment such as syringes. Sophie worked (briefly!) as a housekeeper in the main hospital for her final rotation on Ward 14, where she supported other staff on the ward to ensure patients recieved an excellent experience. Sophie did not stay long in this role, because she was offered paid employment with a local school to work in the catering team.
Kieron was undertaking a horticulture course at Southfield School before beginning on Project SEARCH. His first rotation was with the Gardening team in the Estates department, where he worked with the team on a variety of jobs including mowing, leaf blowing and hedge trimming. Kieron's second rotation was based in Receipt and Distribution where parcels are delivered, unpacked, and distributed around the hospital. Kieron learned the layout of the hospital, and became familiar with using a large electronic trolley to transport parcels. Towards the end of his second rotation, Kieron was offered an apprenticeship, following an interview, with a local landscape gardening company.