Placements are usually offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, for a short period of 1, 2 or 3 days depending on the specialty area. Placements must be organised by the Work-Experience Co-ordinator.
During 2020 we are offering Work Experience and Work Shadowing placements, and applicants are allocated one of them, depending on their situation:
Work EXPERIENCE Placements (Age 16 years +)
Placements are arranged for students interested in joining the NHS in both clinical and non-clinical support roles and may include Nursing, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Portering, I.T., Human Resources etc.
Work SHADOWING Placements (Age 17 years +)
These placements are specifically for students interested in pursuing a career in MEDICINE and may include time in Orthopaedic Outpatients, the Emergency Department, Endoscopy and the Operating Theatre.
Please be aware that it is unlikely you will be offered a placement during the same week as someone from the same school / college.
Placements Starting January - April 2020
We will contact you shortly if your application for a work experience placement during this period has been successful.
Please note that we will keep your application on file for 1 year and offer you a placement should one become available during this time. Therefore, you do not need to apply again for a placement during this time. If you have not been offered a placement after 1 year from submitting your application, then please feel free to submit a further application should you still be interested in a work experience / shadowing.
Placements Starting May - August 2020
You can now download the application form for a placement starting between May and August 2020 below. Applications should be made on this application form and submitted electronically by email in pdf format to the email address shown at the top of the application form.
Please note: The deadline for applications is 14th February 2020 and after this date we will allocate places and notify successful applicants by email. Due to the high volume of applications, you will only be contacted if a placement can be offered.
Placements Starting September 2020 Onwards
If you are interested in a placement later in the academic year (from September onwards) please check the webpage again in the New Year.
- Work Experience Application Form 2020
- Code of Practice
- Surrey Heartlands: Work Placements for Students