Work experience


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.


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.


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How to apply

Before applying, please read our application process guidance.

Click here to complete an online application form