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Work experience

Applications for non-medical work experience are now closed.

We offer placements to

  • Secondary school children
  • Placements for post-16 students, including college, A-level, undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Opportunities for anyone interested in pursuing a career change
  • The unemployed or anyone who may have taken a career break and interested in any of the 350 careers in the NHS.

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical placements available across our sites. You can explore opportunities and entry requirements on our work experience placements page.

Please note all work experience is observational only.

New opportunities become available frequently so if you have a particular interest, please get in touch.

You can find out more about work experience in our brochure.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and forward to Do not contact departments directly as staff are very busy and applications will not be accepted via this method. Any applications sent after Friday 26 April 2024 will not be processed.

You should read and use the application notes document to assist with your application to make sure you are aware of our shortlisting criteria if we receive more applications than we have spaces. Placement availability is limited and demand is always high, so candidates are advised to consider carefully what their area of interest is and express this clearly within their personal statement or application.


If you have any further questions about work experience, please contact

If you are looking for a long-term work experience then you should consider volunteering. Please register with and you will be notified when the roles are available. We are looking at a commitment of at least three hours per week for six months. If you would like further information about volunteering please visit our volunteering page or contact the Voluntary Services

If you are already studying medicine and require a longer work placement/clinical attachment, please email

If you are a medical student from outside of the UK and are seeking a placement, please contact