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Work Experience

The Trust has a well-established work experience programme which has been in place for more than 12 years, offering in excess of 150 placements per year to young people who either live or who are studying at schools and colleges in the local area

Types of Work Experience

General Work Experience

The General Work Experience Programme is for students aged fourteen and over, offering placements of up to one week in one of the following areas:

  • General Ward
  • Eye Unit 
  • Central Sterile Services Department

The placements are intended for those who are considering a career in a specifically related area. 

What do people say? "I really enjoyed the experience in the Central Sterile Services Department, both work and the people. I would love to do it again one day!"

Follow this link for more information on NHS Careers

For further information Email: karen.kingsmill@pah.nhs.uk

Please note that due to the large number of requests  pending applications for the General Work Experience programme are currently suspended until further notice.

Allied Health Professions

The Allied Health Professions (AHPs) include everything from Dietician to Physiotherapist, Diagnostic Radiographer and Speech and Language Therapist.

Placements with the Allied Health Professions are one day observational only placements, which are intended to support a UCAS application to study a specifically related course. See placements below:

  • Radiology (over 18 years old)
  • Theatres (over 18 years old)
  • Pathology (17+ years old)
  • Physiotherapy (17+ years old)
  • Dietetics (17+ years old)
  • Pharmacy (17+ years old)

What do people say? "I would like to thank you for arranging my work experience in the Pathology Department. It was a wonderful experience and I really enjoyed getting a true insight into the laboratory work at the hospital. The people at the department were lovely and I would love to come back another time."

Follow this link to find out more about the NHS Career to suit you

For further information Email: karen.kingsmill@pah.nhs.uk

Medical Shadowing Programme

The Medical Shadowing Programme is a week long programme aimed at students aged 17 and over who are applying or have a well formed intention to apply to Medical School.

The programme will include shadowing Doctors and Consultants in the following areas:

  • Theatres
  • Pathology
  • Outpatients
  • Wards
  • Mortuary

There are approximately twelve places per year available on the Medical Shadowing Programme and competition is high. As with all work experience, due to the high demand for a limited number of places, consideration can only be given to applicants who either live or are studying at schools and colleges in the local area.

The application window is open between 1 and 30 September each year for placements to be allocated between February and October in the following year.

Applications  for the 2018 Medical Shadowing Programme are now closed and will  reopen again on 1 September 2018

What do people say? "Now that my medical shadowing placement has finished I would just like to say a massive thank you for organising this for me. It was a very informative and enjoyable experience and has really allowed me to observe the duties doctors have, from junior doctors to consultants."


Contact us

For details of how to apply for work experience or a medical shadowing placement and for all other enquiries contact Karen Kingsmill, School and College Liaison Coordinator.

Email: karen.kingsmill@pah.nhs.uk

Telephone: 01279 444455 ext 2119


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