Work experience

We are delighted to be able to announce the reopening of our face-to-face Work Experience Programme at the Trust. It has been a difficult couple of years with the added pressures of Covid-19, so we thank you for your patience while the programme was on pause. We were pleased to have been able to meet so many of you via our virtual insight weeks, but it hasn’t been the same without seeing everyone in person. We have implemented additional precautions around infection prevention and control, to help keep you and our patients’ safe, so we hope you are able to join us soon.


Interested in becoming a future doctor?

Working in connection with Health Education England, we have a dedicated work experience programme which provides secondary school students the opportunity to gain career insight into a variety of specialties, but is primarily aimed at students whose career goal is to become an NHS doctor. Our observational clinical work experience placements are a valuable element for all students wishing to apply to medical school. All of our placements are observational (no hands-on tasks) and are supervised by a nominated consultant and their team with additional guidance and support from the Epsom Undergraduate Education Centre.The weekly placements run from 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 (see application form for full details).


Work experience applications

We are currently accepting requests for work experience. Please download, complete and return our application form:  WXP - Application form 2022.pdf 887KB


If you aren’t an aspiring medic, we have exciting opportunities for everyone. There are hundreds of roles in the NHS.

This form may also be used to express interest in non-medical work experience and will be passed on to the relevant team for consideration.


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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