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Work experience

Are you interested in a work experience placement within our Trust?

Do you have aspirations of becoming a doctor, surgeon, nurse or even a midwife? Are you interested in physiotherapy, pharmacy, carpentry or even catering as a career?  The NHS offers a wide range of different career opportunities.

What we can offer.

A wide range of work experience placements are available, they last between 1-3 daysAll placements reflect the requests and requirements of each individual student while taking into account any relevant age restrictions, eligibility and restrictions that may be applicable for certain areas.  Placements are available for students aged 14 years and above, also people who are in higher education.

What would you choose?

Work experience at the Trust can include observing and 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, don't forget we still need plumbers, painters and; decorators; it's not all about clinical roles and professions.

Places are limited and allocated on Nominations via schools colleges and universities.

What happens next?

The process for all work experience placements for students is through nominations via their School College or University. The student has to complete various forms including basic occupational health; we will also require satisfactory references. Once all these have been completed you will then be required to attend a short face to face interview with the Work experience coordinator, where you will need to provide Photographic ID i.e. in-date passport or photographic full driving licence. If you would like to be considered for a placement then please contact your Work experience coordinator or Careers Advisor and ask to be nominated.

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. 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 Julia Hudson the Trusts work experience co-ordinator email; julia.hudson@uhbristol.nhs.uk.