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NHS Work Experience Students at Coventry NHS

"I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do before coming to UHCW on work experience, but this work has changed my views and I would now like to go into the field of radiology.
The staff were very helpful and friendly. They were supportive and helped me when I needed it. A very nice crew! "

Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Work Experience Programmes

What is work experience?

Work experience programmes offer school and college students and candidates 17+ the opportunity to gain an insight into the world of work in the NHS. Work Experience programmes are structured to provide you with as wide an experience as possible, and could include shadowing clinical and support staff and taking part in a range of tasks. Half-day to full-day workshops and seminars are also offered.

How long is work experience?

Work experience placements last from one day to five days, depending on the department concerned.

Where is work experience currently on offer?

Work experience is offered at the following NHS Trusts:

What work experience is currently on offer?

The Trusts above offer work experience programmes to people from 16 years of age (Year 12) upwards. When completing the application form, please be clear about the area of the NHS you would like to experience, and ensure that you fully complete all sections of the form. Applications are treated on an individual basis. Please be aware, however, that we cannot accommodate all the applications we receive, and you may not be successful in obtaining a placement. This does not mean that there is anything wrong with your application – it is more likely to be that there is no capacity within your chosen area or speciality. Please note that we require at least 6 weeks' notice in order to process your application.

NB. University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby have no availability in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy until July 2016. These hospitals are now closed for Physio and OT applications until further notice.

We provide set programmes in various specialities for individual applicants, and we are also able to provide one-off shadowing or discussion sessions with various health professionals, for candidates aged 17+

Guidance for applying for work experience

George Eliot Hospital (GEH) and South Warwickshire Foundation Trust are able to offer Midwifery and Nursing placements. Nursing and Midwifery workshops are available throughout the year. Please see email below to apply.

UHCW NHS Trust offer Midwifery half-day seminars, and Nursing full-day Seminars in partnership with Coventry University.

Workshops and Seminars

To be eligible for one of the above Workshops or Seminars, you must demonstrate an interest in the subject, and be intending to apply for a relevant course at University. There is no need to complete an application form for workshops or seminars.

Please note that we are unable to offer work experience placements in any of the above departments, unless otherwise stated..

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust accept work experience on Mental Health wards for candidates aged 17+. Please be aware that you must be able to travel throughout Coventry & Warwickshire to your placement.

Several departments within the trusts are happy to offer work experience placements, and many of them provide one- or two-day programmes. However age limitations apply to some departments, due to the nature of the work they carry out.

How do I apply for work experience?

To apply for placements within the NHS in Coventry and Warwickshire please complete the application form and health questionnaire below, and send completed forms to:

Please be aware that we are unable to offer work experience placements to students below Year 12, however all the NHS Trusts mentioned above offer work-related learning opportunities in the form of Taster Days and Seminars, and information on these events will be forwarded to Work-Related Learning Coordinators and school/college Careers Advisors.

We need to receive your completed forms at least 6-8 weeks prior to your potential placement date, in order to process your application. If you require a placement in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy at either UHCW NHS Trust or St Cross, please note that we have no availability until March 2016.

Please be aware that we need to receive your completed forms at least 6 weeks prior to your potential placement date, in order to process your application. If you require a placement in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy at either UHCW NHS Trust or St Cross, please note that we have no availability until July 2016, and are currently closed for applications to these specialities until further notice.