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
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.