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Here you will find information about work experience and access to apply for placements.

Due to the high demand for placements, we unfortunately cannot guarantee everyone will get a placement, especially at peak times of year.  We do also offer some online packages.

Advice for Students

We are starting to increase our offer of work experience placements again after the pandemic. Please also look at our online work-related learning alternatives.

For students applying to university

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The Nottinghamshire Work Experience Hub provides a centralised process for those seeking work experience placements in the health and social care sectors.

This is a perfect opportunity for anyone thinking about a career in Health or Social Care to try a work experience placement at an acute hospital, in a mental health Trust or in a placement in our community services. Our Work Experience Hub offers a variety of work experience placements.

The Nottinghamshire Work Experience Hub is available to everyone, whether you are at school thinking about your future career, people taking career breaks and wanting a change of direction or people wanting to try something completely different.

Working in the NHS and social care is an extremely rewarding career and offers an experience like nowhere else. Every role, whether it is clinical or non-clinical plays a vital role in making a difference to patients, service users and families and carers. You will learn a lot about yourself as well as developing professionally.

Please note that, due to the demand for placements and the limited number of available work experience placements, placements are restricted to Nottinghamshire residents only.

Universities understand that it may still be difficult to obtain work experience placements. They will expect to see in your personal statement that you have researched the different areas available in your field of study e.g. adults, paediatrics, older people.

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What is on offer

These are some typical examples of work placements:
AnaestheticsQueens Medical Centre
Rheumatology ResearchKings Mill Hospital
Vascular SurgeryQueens Medical Centre
Neurological RehabilitationLinden Lodge
Audiology ObserverKings MIll Hospital & Nottingham Audiology Services, NG1

Aspiring Medics

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is running the Aspiring Medics programme from the 1st to the 5th July 2024.

Aspiring Medics is designed for students in the local area who are in Sixth Form, aged 17+ and are looking to apply to study Medicine at University. Applicants will need to have the necessary GCSEs and predicted A-Level grades to allow them to apply to medical school.

Students will spend time observing in numerous departments and will include time with qualified doctors, medical students, nurses, laboratory staff and volunteers. At the end of the week, you will be expected to present a short talk/PowerPoint presentation on your experiences to the group. There will be a prize for the best presentation. Certificates of attendance will only be issued to those who have attended the whole placement and delivered a presentation.

Must be:
• Attending a local school: within a commutable distance of KMH
• A Lower 6th Form student (year 12)
• Have an interest in a Medical Career
• Qualifications: GCSE’S at least a grade 6 in Maths, Sciences, and English. Taking at least one science A-level with Predicted grades of at least three B’s.
• Be able to provide a letter stating reasons for applying (i.e. interest in medicine), a recommendation letter from a teacher (with no evidence of previous misconduct)
• Able to commute to KMH daily for the duration

For each submission, we will need to receive:
• An Electronic copy of GCSE grades and predicted grades at A-Level
• A letter stating their reasons for applying
• A recommendation letter from a teacher, the letters do not have to be extensive

Deadline for applications is 31 May 2024.

Advice for Teachers

Please see this handy guide below

Advice for Managers

Please look at the guides below for some great advice. We are also always looking for ways to offer online alternatives. If you are willing to offer your time and expertise for a pre-recorded video or maybe a live Q&A session please get in touch. Please contact the Work Experience Team on


A Managers Perspective

A Managers Perspective

Aspiring Medics

Aspiring Medics

Clinical Assistant

Clinical Assistant

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