Work experience

The Dudley Group is able to offer work experience placements for anyone considering a career within a hospital setting.

Work experience is unpaid as it is designed to give an insight into potential career choices in clinical (Maternity, Pharmacy, Radiology, etc) and non-clinical (administration/corporate) areas of the hospital. This does not include Medical work experience (Doctors, Surgeons, Anaesthetists)

We are currently in the process of developing our work experience programme, with a hope to expanding our current placement opportunities.  During this period opportunities and availability may be limited.  Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.


Medical Work Experience (Doctors, Surgeons, Anaesthetists)

For information on the Medical Work Experience Programme please click here to go to the Ron Grimley website, where you will find all the contact details and information regarding this.


Clinical and Non-Clinical Work Experience Criteria (Maternity, Pharmacy, Radiology, administration/corporate, etc)

Applicants for work experience must give at least four months notice prior to the requested placement date and should meet the following criteria:

  • Must be interested in working within the NHS.
  • Must be in year 10 of their education (i.e. the academic year in which they turn 15) or beyond to be eligible for work experience at the Trust.  Please note some areas have further age restrictions (i.e 15 or over for maternity, 18 or over in some areas).

Please note:

At present we only offer one week placements (Monday to Friday consecutive days) however some departments may only offer shorter placements e.g. one day.

Suitable applicants will be allocated placements on a first come first served basis.  In areas of high demand, priority will be given to applicants who attend schools/colleges or higher educational establishments within the Dudley Borough, or reside within the Borough.

Any requests or contacts made through family or friends who work at The Trust must go through the standard application process.


Application details:

If you would like to apply for a work experience placement in a clinical or non-clinical area within the Trust, please complete our interest form and email it to work.experience@dgh.nhs.uk

We endeavour to accommodate the requests we receive, however due to high demand and restrictions within some areas we are unable to guarantee all work experience placements.


More opportunities

The Occupational Therapy department offer information days.
Please click here for the poster, it includes dates, times and who to contact to book.

The Trust also offers an apprenticeship programme in clinical and non-clinical areas of the Trust. For more information regarding apprenticeships please click here.