Are you interested in a work experience placement within our
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 days. All 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
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
For further information regarding our schools activities please
contact Julia Hudson the Trusts work experience co-ordinator