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Work experience

If you’re interested in a career in Nursing, Medicine, Allied Health, Corporate or Support Services, but are not sure if it’s for you, or not sure where to start, then doing some Work experience with us could be just the thing.

Work Experience is for all ages, not just for school children, and can be a great way for anyone who is wanting to join the NHS to gain some exposure, experience and knowledge of the area or role they would like to work before applying for a job.

There are age stipulations of 18 years and over for some of our service areas, with acknowledgement that some of our environments can be distressing. Across all of our work experience and placement opportunities we prioritise the emotional safety and wellbeing of all parties.

We offer Work experience placements across all areas, both clinical and non-clinical, and it can be from as little as one day up to one week.

How to Apply for Work Experience

To apply for work experience please visit the CARE4Notts (Careers Academy Representing Everyone).

Due to the demand, placements are restricted to Nottinghamshire residents and to those who study full-time in Nottinghamshire.

Useful links

  • NHS Careers - For more information about working for the NHS and to explore roles and careers.
  • Step Into The NHS - For more information on how to get started in a career in the NHS or on the training and study needed to qualify for different jobs.
  • Health Education England - Use virtual reality to experience a day in the life of an allied health professional working in the NHS 
  • Observe GP - For an alternative to work experience for aspiring medics aged 16 and over.