The deadline for work experience applications has now passed. If you submitted an application, our Talent for Care team will be in touch to arrange a placement for you from Spring 2023.
We are hoping to reopen for applications in Spring 2023. Please check back for more information.
What is work experience all about?
- Work experience is for anybody aged 14+ who is looking to gain more knowledge about the NHS and career options.
- Age 14+ can undertake work experience in a non-clinical/clinical setting.
- Age 18+ can undertake work experience in a childcare setting.
- Work experience can be a maximum of two weeks (75 hours).
- Work experience is often the first exposure to what working in the NHS is like.
- Work experience is observational only in all clinical settings where appropriate work experience can involve minor administrative duties.
- Allows applicants to use their placement supervisor as a reference and a ‘step in’ to further opportunities in the trust.
- Broadens the public knowledge of the NHS and trust and the care provided to patients.
- Previous placements have included: Nursing, IT, HR, Physio, Psychology, Medicine, OT
Frequently asked questions
Why would work experience benefit me?
Work experience is key to finding out if a career is the right one for you and many employers and Universities look favourably on experience from their applicants.
Real life experience
Introduction to a working environment
Awareness of the variety of careers in the NHS
Chance to improve key skills and employability
Work experience helps build confidence