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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. They must be organised by the Work-Experience Co-ordinator.
Three separate placements are offered and applicants are allocated one of them, depending on their situation:
- An INTRODUCTION to the NHS (Ages 14 - 16)
A comprehensive, structured three day programme held at the end of June/beginning of July annually for twenty students. It aims 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.
- 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.
Applying for a Placement
Due to the high volume of applications, you will only be contacted if a placement can be offered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.