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 2020 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 May - August 2020
The deadline for work experience placements starting May – August 2020 was 21st February 2020. Applications received on or before this date will be reviewed shortly, and we will notify successful applicants by e-mail. Due to the high volume of applications, we will only contact you if a placement can be offered. Please note that unfortunately applications received after this date will not be accepted.
Placements Starting September 2020 Onwards
If you are interested in a placement later in 2020 (i.e. from September onwards) please check the webpage again in May 2020 for a further update.