03 Apr, 2024

Digital IT Internship NHS- Part time

£11.44 - £11.74 hourly
  • Joblink
  • Leeds, UK
Part time & Casual, Remote working, Internship Design and Product Development Engineering IT & Digital Internship

Job Description/Duties

*Due to the length of commitment required for this role, this would only suit students with at least 1 full year of study remaining*

Joblink are pleased to be recruiting on behalf of a NHS Leeds Teaching Hospitals.


Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care.  By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

Internship Outline

Joblink has worked in partnership with the NHS on this project for many years introducing students to their internship programme.

We are thrilled that many students either secure permanent graduate roles with this department, the wider NHS or similar following the excellent skills and knowledge gained from working and being supported through the internship.

You will have the opportunity to work within a development team that are delivering this EHR within the framework of an annual roadmap.  You will gain practical hands on experience where your work will be promoted to everyday use by over 23k users of the platform delivering care to patients from across Leeds and Yorkshire region.

Don't take our word for it. See the NHS media release about the programme HERE:

Main tasks:

  • Infrastructure support (as required)
  • Produce business requirements
  • Delivery of eForms Development of simple features within the main EHR application
  • Testing of new EHR functionality
  • Using reporting of EHR data to provide information and insight to clinicians and managers


You will gain and understanding of:

  • AGILE (Essential SaFE) software development, testing and release methodologies including Kanbans; EPICS; User Stories; Acceptance criteria etc
  • Support to Request to Change process and understanding of associated prioritisation processes
  • Requirement gathering and story composition to describe new eForms and minimum viable products including presentation at Design Sessions and Show and Tells
  • Clinical and Management/Admin stakeholder engagement around requirement elicitation and implementation of released products
  • Using the Trust eForms framework product to develop electronic forms for the EHR
  • Extending Development experience by creating simple features (reference data; tabulated views) and making simple UI changes (C#; .NET; JAVA)
  • Functional and automated test scripting and processes
  • Deployment methodologies using industry standard tools such as Azure DevOps
  • Challenges affecting the implementation and roll-out of new features across a complex organisation
  • You will have attended various key decision-making groups that support this process to gain a better understanding of wider decision making and prioritisation process for developing an EHR within a complex environment with competing priorities e.g. Development Steering Group; Digital Clinical Reference Group; Technical Design and Architecture Group


What will I gain from the Internship?

  • Stakeholder engagement around reporting requirement elicitation
  • Data Extraction, transform and load techniques
  • Data analysis and presentation techniques using tools available to LTHT
  • Appreciation of the difference between Data and it’s direct use within a working environment through the production of “Information and Insight”
  • Recognition of the varied levels in which data can help clinicians and a managers deliver a clinical service
  • Future career opportunities within the department or the wider NHS
  • Ward visits to see how the projects you worked on have been implemented.

Required Technical Skills:

  • Good communication with a wide range of technical and clinical stakeholders
  • Reporting and analysis skills
  • Familiarity with software tools and understanding of technologies

Degrees Suitable for:

  • Computer Science  (or courses with exposure to software development and data science)

Duration of the role

  • Ongoing. Min 12 months commitment required


  • Remote


  • We are looking for someone who can work a minimum of 15 hours in this role


  • Between £11.44/hr - £11.74/hr

Sounds good? 

To apply, press apply, send your relevant CV and answer the following questions (instead of a cover letter)

1. What appeals to you about this role and why you have chosen to apply?

2. What skills/experiences have you gained from your studies, voluntary or paid work that you feel will help you be successful in this role?

3. What do you feel you will gain from this role?

4. How would this role benefit your future career plans?

Please note: applications missing cv or answers to above questions will be declined. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks, please assume on this occasion your application has not progressed.

For any questions related to this role or application  process please contact Alex at a.r.harris@leeds.ac.uk


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