Work experience

Working in connection with NHS England (HEE), we have a long established work experience programme which provides the opportunity to gain an insight into a variety of careers in the NHS. The programme is primarily aimed at students in school years 11-13; however please do get in touch if you are considering a career change later in life.

All clinical placements are observational (no hands-on tasks) and are fully supervised. 

Placements run for 5 days, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). No weekend exposure is permitted.

Please be aware that students must be at least 16 years of age to take part and that further age restrictions are imposed on certain departments.

The majority of placements we host are for those looking to apply to medical school, but If you aren’t an aspiring medic; we have exciting opportunities for everyone. There are hundreds of roles in the NHS.

Please contact us using the expression of interest form below and we will direct your enquiry to the appropriate team. (Currently on hold)


Current Situation

Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their expression of interest form. We have received over 500 applications for 2024 so far and so we are really excited by the amount of interest from our local communities in a potential NHS career.

Due to such high demand for these placements, we have had to take the decision to remove the form temporarily so as to put a hold on new applications while we work on placing those already submitted.

Of note, all places during local school holidays are now full until the end of the summer and only a few term time places remain. We anticipate that these will also be filled once all outstanding interest has been addressed.

Please check this webpage at the end of April as this is when we will be reattaching our expression of interest form to enable requests for available spaces during the latter part of the year.


You may also wish to consider volunteering. More information can be found here:


Useful links for students

Student friendly advice and guidance on the 350 different roles within the NHS with interactive quizzes, real-life stories and videos aimed at students taking their first steps in a career in the NHS

Informative guidance about planning a career in the NHS

Click here for guidance from MSC on work experience before applying to Medical School.

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