Work experience

** New ** Virtual Work Experience

You can find out more about virtual work experience opportunities on the Springpod website. In particular there is more information on nursing and allied health professions on these links:

General information

The virtual work experience programmes will take place in February. Students in years 10, 11, 12 or 13 who live in Sussex and have predicted or actual GCSE grade 6 in Maths, English and Science are welcome to apply for the Allied Health Professions or Nursing virtual work experience programme. Students in Year 11 or 12 who live in Sussex and have predicted or actual GCSE grade 6 in Maths, English and Science are welcome to apply for the Medicine Work Experience Programme.

The programmes are spread over two weeks in February. There is around 10 hours of activity within each programme which you can fit around other obligations that you have. There are live webinars but once they have taken place a recording will be available to watch.

The dates for the programmes are below:

  • The Medicine virtual work experience programme will begin on 8th February and finish on the 19th of February
  • The Nursing and Allied Health Professions virtual work experience programme will begin on the 15th February and finish on the 26th of February.

If you live in Surrey or Kent and Medway alternative programmes are available here.


Work experience

Eligibility

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 welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, LGBT communities and individuals with disabilities.

Process

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.

Contact

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

How to apply

Before applying, please read our application process guidance.

Click here to complete an online application form