What we offer

At University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust we welcome applications from those looking to gain a quality work experience or shadowing placement in the healthcare setting. A work experience placement with us in the NHS offers the chance to see what working in an acute hospital is really like across a variety roles. It may confirm a person’s career aspiration, or similarly open their eyes a whole host of career pathways which they may not have yet considered. A record of work experience is also an advantage when applying for jobs or higher education courses.

Did you know there are in fact over 350 different career opportunities available within the NHS ranging from Doctors to Dentists, Nurses to New-born Screeners, Pharmacists to Porters, Secretaries to Sonographers, Audiologists to Accountants and many more. For more information about the variety of roles available in the NHS please visit the NHS careers website 

Our application window for Work Experience Week is now CLOSED

So far in 2022/23 we have already successfully hosted over 120+ work experience placements, have 60+ booked to commence in the near future and over 40 applications we are currently looking to support.

Unfortunately, this means we have now reached capacity for this year and therefore our application window is now closed.

Work Experience in 2023

If you are looking for a placement for April 2023 onward, please keep an eye on this page for updates. We are currently redesigning our Work Experience program to include more opportunities such as job specific taster sessions and open days. We will provide more information about upcoming Work Experience opportunities as they become available.

Working in partnership

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is delighted to be an employment partner with Scott College, Plymouth. Scott College is a mainstream state school with a specialism in Medicine , Social and Healthcare. We work closely with them regarding work experience directly linked to job opportunities. We welcome applications whether from Scott College or other schools/colleges.


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