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Work Experience

Work Experience and Work Shadowing Placements

Placements are offered for a three day period only on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays and must be organised by the Work-Experience Co-ordinator.

Applications should be made on the attached application form and submitted electronically by e-mail in pdf format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Work Experience Applications for 2017

Please note – the closing date for applications for work experience in 2017 is 31st December 2016.

Due to the high volume of work experience applications that we have now received for work shadowing placements, we will be unable to process any further applications after 31st December.

The application process for 2018 will begin again in December 2017.



Due to the high volume of applications, you will only be contacted if a placement can be offered and confirmations for 2017 will not be sent until mid-February 2017.


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 +)

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.


An INTRODUCTION to the NHS (Ages 14 and 15 only)

A comprehensive, structured three day programme held at the end of June/beginning of July annually for twenty students with the aim to give students an overview of the NHS as a large Organisation, showcasing behind the scenes visits to departments within the hospital and a variety of interactive talks from clinical and non-clinical staff.


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.