Work Experience

Work experience  

We understand how important work experience opportunities are in supporting people to make decisions about their future career and when applying for jobs and courses.

All of our current work experience opportunities are available to view and apply to via the NHS Talent Academy.

There are a range of clinical and non-clinical placements available across a range of specialities, areas and departments. Please note that for some work experience placements, age and health restrictions apply.

We aim to meet as many requests for work experience as possible, however placement delivery is dependent on the capacity of each department.

Placement dates are selected as part of your application and at least eight weeks’ notice is required for the organisation of your placement. Therefore, please note that you will not be able to select a placement date earlier than eight weeks from the date of your application. 

Virtual work experience 

Face-to-face work opportunities are in high demand. With this in mind, there are also a range of virtual work experience programmes and opportunities available to view on the Hertfordshire and West Essex website.

Health Careers website

The  Health Careers website provides detailed information on more than 350 roles within healthcare and you can take a look at the range of real-life stories and videos. There are also useful tips for planning your own career.

Further information

For further information, questions or queries on work experience opportunities at PAHT, please email and our learning and careers officer or apprenticeships manager will get back to you.


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