Interested in work experience?
Have you got aspirations of becoming a doctor
or a surgeon? Ever thought of physiotherapy or pharmacy as a
career? Or even an electrician or carpenter? The NHS is not just
about doctors and nurses.
What do we offer?
A wide range of work experience placements are
available, they last between one and five days and you can shadow
the Trusts employees within a diverse range of environments.
All placements reflect the requests and requirements of each
individual student while taking into account any relevant age
restrictions and eligibility that may be applicable for certain
areas. Placements are available for students aged 14 years
and above, and also adults who may be looking to change career.
What would you choose?
Work experience at the Trust can include time
shadowing clinical staff in a nursing or midwifery setting,
visiting our extensive laboratories or experiencing the role of an
occupational therapist. You may even be eligible to accompany
a doctor on a ward or shadow a surgeon in theatre. We also
have administration areas such as our finance, HR or communications
departments you can visit, and dont forget we still need plumbers,
and painters and decorators; its not all about clinical roles and
What happens next?
The approval of all work experience placements
depends upon the student fully completing an application form and
the Trust obtaining satisfactory references, proof of identity and
occupational health checks where applicable, you will also be
required to attend a short interview. If you would like to be
considered for a placement then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0117
34 25000 (option 4) and we will be able to advise you on the
next steps to take. Places are limited and allocated on a
first come first served basis.
Exciting schools activities
For teachers, as an addition to our work
experience programmes, we offer a diverse variety of schools
activities. These include anaesthetist led Back to School
science based sessions, Insight into Medicine medical student/UH
Bristol clinician led sessions, career events, conferences, mock
interviews, workshops, visits and tours. Students can also
visit the Medical Simulation Centre where they can change into
theatre clothes and walk into a mock operating theatre and
experiment on life size manikins.
For further information regarding our schools
activities please contact Sue Cotterell, Schools Liaison
Co-ordinator on 0117 34 25000 or email email@example.com