Placements are usually offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, for a short period of 1, 2 or 3 days depending on the specialty area. Placements must be organised by the Work-Experience Co-ordinator.

During 2019 we plan to offer Work Experience and Work Shadowing placements, and applicants are allocated one of them, depending on their situation:


Work EXPERIENCE Placements (Age 16 years +)

Placements are arranged for students interested in joining the NHS in both clinical and non-clinical support roles and may include Nursing, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Portering, I.T., Human Resources etc.


Work SHADOWING Placements (Age 17 years +)

These placements are specifically for students interested in pursuing a career in MEDICINE and may include time in Orthopaedic Outpatients, the Emergency Department, Endoscopy and the Operating Theatre.


Please be aware that it is unlikely you will be offered a placement during the same week as someone from the same school / college.


Placements Starting September - December 2019

We have now notified all successful applicants for work experience placements during this period.

If you applied for a placement between May and December 2019, but were unsuccessful, please note that we will keep your application on file until the end of April 2020 and offer you a placement should one become available. You do not need to apply again for a placement this time.


Placements Starting January - April 2020

Applications open

You can now download the application form for a placement starting between January and April 2020 below. Applications should be made on this application form and submitted electronically by email in pdf format to the email address shown at the top of the application form.

Please note: The deadline for applications is 24th October 2019 and after this date we will allocate places and notify successful applicants by email. Due to the high volume of applications, you will only be contacted if a placement can be offered.


Placements Starting May 2020 Onwards

If you are interested in a placement later in the academic year (from May onwards) please check the webpage again in the New Year.


Useful Documents


Useful Links

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NHS Careers

The National Health Service offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. With more than 350 different careers on offer, there is a job for you no matter what your interests, skills or qualifications.

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Step into the NHS

Work experience in the NHS is a fantastic way to gain insight into a particular career. It can also be a valuable way of getting some confidence and experience of caring for people. Whether it is a short or long-term placement, full or part time, or on a structured or informal basis, work experience can help you choose the right career.

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British Medical Association

We offer expert advice, support and guidance throughout all stages of your career.

We understand the rapidly changing medical landscape and the impact it's likely to have on your career.

In collaboration with the best service providers, we have developed a range of benefits to help you achieve your immediate and long-term career goals.

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National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

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The Royal Society of Medicine

The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine.