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We offer work experience placements for school and college students over the age of 16 and members of the public who may be seeking a change in their career.

Due to a high demand in work experience placement requests, unless already arranged, we can only consider applications from students that live in Sussex.  Applications outside of this criteria will not be processed and applicants are encouraged to contact healthcare organisations local to where they live.  If you are considering a career in medicine and wish to be placed with a doctor, please tell us about your career aspirations in the free text box on the application form.  Due to the demand for work experience we are not always able to accommodate all requests.  Please consider requesting a placement time outside of school holiday periods as these tend to be the peak times for applications.

We also have a separate scheme that supports members of the armed forces to gain experience of working in health care. The scheme offers shadowing work experience, mentoring and interview practice. Military personnel should contact claire.martin@bsuh.nhs.uk for more details.


Applicants will be subject to a health clearance and risk assessment, which can take up to 3 weeks. Placement length will vary according to the placement area but will not exceed two weeks.

All placements are unpaid and the Trust will not meet any costs of travel, subsistence or accommodation.


For further information please email work.experience@bsuh.nhs.uk

How to apply

Before applying, please read our application process guidance.

Click here to complete an online application form

Medical attachments are intended for overseas medical students or doctors hoping to gain experience in the NHS.

Please note: Due to preparations for August junior doctor changeover, the Medical Attachment programme is closed from 8 June 17 until 10 September 2017.

During this time we will not be processing or accepting any new enquires or applications and the medical.attachment@bsuh.nhs.uk inbox will not be monitored. Applications already in progress will be processed in line with dates agreed with candidates and sponsoring consultants.

Should you have any questions, please forward them to medical.hr@bsuh.nhs.uk