Attachment visits

The attachment visits are a component of the programme where Fellows are hosted in institutions or organisations where they are able to experience first-hand examples of best practice. These visits should be related to each Fellow’s own personal professional interests and the skills and information they will need to complete their Action Plan.

Please remember that we cannot guarantee a placement with any particular organisation.  We do not pay our attachment hosts and are dependent on their good will and availability. Please be aware you may not get your first choice of placements.  However we will always do our best to meet your requirements. 

The attachment period will cover approximately 5 working days during the Programme.  We would normally suggest visiting a range of organisations during this time. The exact number will vary depending on your interests and hosts availability - although most visits are likely to be for one day.

All arrangements, travel tickets and accommodation will be arranged by the John Smith Trust. 

Please ensure that you clearly state your priorities and key interests. If there is something you really want covered – then make sure this is clear in your correspondence.   Please do look at the websites of the organisations you are interested in visiting and let us know which areas of their work most relate to your interests.  Please provide as much detail as possible.

Please remember that it is very unlikely that we will be able to make changes to your attachment programme once you are in the UK.  It is stressed that we are unable to make short notice requests made once you arrive in the UK and any late requests are likely to be unsuccessful. The pre-programme correspondence is your opportunity to ensure your attachment requirements are met.