Other ways to join our team


We offer work experience placements for school and college students over the age of 16 who are undertaking a work experience programme.

We receive a large volume of applications for placements and will not be able to accommodate them all. Students are advised to consider their area of interest and formulate their application accordingly.

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.

Placements involve being attached to a consultant for a period of up to 6 weeks in an unpaid observership.

There is a placement fee of £375.

How to apply for a medical attachment