Hospice Placements


St Catherine’s Hospice placements offer a range of opportunities to enhance learning about death, dying, palliative care, and bereavement.


Please note that our counselling placements are currently full and will not be taking any more placements for the time being.  Keep a check on our website for details of when we will be looking again.

Thank you for your interest.



Are you interested in finding out more about St Catherine’s?  Perhaps you are new to a palliative care role and would like to find out more about how your role will integrate into the work we do at the hospice? Perhaps you’d like to shadow a clinician to better understand the care we provide for patients living with a life-limiting condition or at end of life. Maybe you’re thinking of joining one of our teams and would like to spend some time with us or visit to find out more about the hospice?

Whatever your reason, we offer a one day informal visit to qualified and trainee healthcare professionals. For us to tailor your visit and meet your needs, we ask that you complete our online application to identify some objectives surrounding your visit.  Some of the things you may wish to consider are:

  • Strengthening your professional relationships with our teams
  • Understanding the principles of end of life care
  • How the hospice supports patients, family members, and carers

Whilst we do our best to accommodate all requests, occasionally we might be unable to support you due to operational reasons.


If you are interested in completing a placement in an area not mentioned above, please do complete our online application form. We can then explore whether we are able to support you to meet your objectives.  These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Trainee Ordinand
  • Social Worker
  • Physiotherapist

Regrettably, we are unable to offer Trainee Nurse Associate Placements.

I loved my placement at St Catherine’s and found the team to be so friendly and helpful. It was lovely to really feel like part of the team. It was an honour to see the kindness and care first hand shown by all staff. I didn’t know what to expect from the placement but actually I found the whole experience very positive and the hospice environment to be so friendly and warm. I wish I could have stayed longer! Imogen, Student Nurse

Placement questions?

If you have any questions, contact learning@stch.org.uk

To apply for an ad-hoc placement with us, please follow this link to complete our online application form.

Work Experience

We can also offer work experience opportunities to those interested in the hospice sector and the other services we deliver. These include, Retail, Fundraising, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, IT, and Catering and Hospitality. Please note, opportunities for those under 18 are limited, and we are unable to offer work experience within our teams that provide direct care to patients.

Please complete our expression of interest form to help us understand what you’d like to get out of your work experience so we can see whether we are able to support you.

If you have any questions, please email humanresources@stch.org.uk.