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Explore my NHS Future (16+ Work Experience)

How to Apply for Work Experience

RWT offers work experience opportunities for applicants aged 16 and above, ranging from one day to a full week, observing roles within the Trust. From Estates to Eye Infirmary, Research & Development to Radiology and Dermatology to Dietetics.

Due to increasing requests from the local community, work experience will be offered on a case-by-case basis and placement availability.

The weeks available for individuals to apply for a placement are outlined below and there will be a limited number of placements per week.

An online application form will be available from the dates outlined in the table for you to be able to apply. Please note any applications received outside of these dates, will not be accepted.

Work Experience Week Application Period Application Form Link
5 June to 25 August 2023 1 March to 8 March 2023 Apply
30 October to 3 November 2023 1 August to 8 August 2023 Apply
12 February to 16 February 2024 1 November to 8 November 2023 Apply
25 March to 5 April 2024 1 December to 8 December 2023 Apply
3 June to 30 August 2024 1 March to 8 March 2024 Apply
28 October to 1 November 2024 1 July to 8 July 2024 Apply

Applicants will be notified of the result of their application within 4 week of the application closing date. If applicants are successful they will receive an email informing them of next steps. Unsuccessful applicants will also receive an email.

Find out more about what careers are available by downloading our 'Work Experience Directory' document! This directory is designed to make choosing your work experience placement easy!

Work Experience Directory (PDF, 736Kb)

All work experience opportunities are subject to:-

  • A Health Assessment Clearance – Please ensure you submit evidence of BCG and two MMR vaccinations to your application form. Hepatitis B immunisation may be required dependent upon the area/department you choose. Please either provide a stamped copy from your GP OR a copy of your Red immunisation book. Work Experience cannot commence until health assessment clearance has been confirmed. If you do not have the necessary evidence, please ring for further guidance before submitting your application
  • Availability of a work experience supervisor within the department requested

Please contact the NHS Futures Team on  rwh-tr.NHSFutures@nhs.net for any further information required.

Career Insight Days

Due to the demand for work experience out weighing the opportunities available, bespoke Career Insight days have been developed in the following disciplines. 

These sessions are aimed to encourage young people who are interested in subjects such as Health and Social Care, STEM or Sport to consider a career in Health. They are designed and run in conjunction with universities and medical schools.

Dates and how to apply will be advertised here shortly.

Please contact the NHS Futures Team on rwh-tr.nhsfutures@nhs.netfor any further information required.

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