Work experience

Our work experience programme is temporarily closed

We are committed to improving and developing our work experience programme. Work experience is really important to us and we want to make sure you have a positive placement which helps you to make informed career choices within the NHS.

So that we can focus on making a great programme available, we are temporarily closing for applications and this also means we will not be monitoring the emails received in this time. 

The temporary closure will commence from Friday 9th March, and will be re-opening in early June.

Please note –all placements that are already in process and/or have been confirmed will continue. Enquires for confirmed placements only please call: 01384 456111 Ext: 4265.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time. Please check back with us in early June when we’re planning to have our new improved programme up and running and will re-open for all enquires.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

In the meantime, there are lots of ways for you to access information about NHS careers. If you are 16 or over, you can also apply to be a volunteer or you may be interested in our apprenticeship opportunities

We hope the following information and links will be helpful to you in the meantime.

There are hundreds of roles in health for you to explore. Find a role that interests you and discover the entry requirements and skills you need.

There’s information for everyone, whether you’re still at school and thinking about your options, or already working in health. You’ll also find real-life stories and films of those already working in these roles and you can use the ‘compare roles tool’ to see bite-sized role information.

This website is provided by Health Careers and, was set up to encourage people to think about the joining the NHS team. There is a helpful thirty question ‘map my career’ exercise that will give some NHS career ideas based on your personal preferences.

Is a ‘not-for-profit’ company to provide young people with a smarter way of getting careers advice, and more generally to provide an intelligent toolset for personal development. The application is completely free for individuals to use.  This website is not based solely on Health careers, but looks at all career options.  There is an exercise to complete short surveys to find out what type of person you are, what motivates you, what you like and don’t like, as well as what you’ve done at school or college. There are thousands of jobs in their database, each carefully matched to different types of people, and different interests and education. This enables them to match you to the jobs that will suit you.  Information is provided for each job or career helping you to find out what it involves on a day-to-day basis, as well as facts like how much you can earn.