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Work experience

Are you interested in a work experience placement within our Trust?

Do you have aspirations of becoming a doctor, surgeon, nurse or even a midwife? Are you interested in physiotherapy, pharmacy, carpentry or even catering as a career?  The NHS offers a wide range of different career opportunities.

What we can offer.

A wide range of work experience placements are available, they are between  1-3 days only. All placements reflect the requests and requirements of each individual student while taking into account any relevant age restrictions, eligibility and restrictions that may be applicable for certain areas.  Placements are available for students aged 14 years and above, also people who are in higher education.

What would you choose?

Work experience at the Trust can include observing and shadowing clinical staff in a nursing or midwifery setting, visiting our extensive laboratories or experiencing the role of an occupational therapist.  You may even be eligible to accompany a doctor on a ward or shadow a surgeon in theatre depending on age 16 +.  We also have administration areas such as our finance, HR or communications departments, we still need plumbers, painters and; decorators; it's not just about clinical roles and professions. Places are limited and allocated on Nominations only via Schools Colleges & Universities within our local catchment areas. Any ad hoc email or telephone enquiries will not be processed.

What happens next?

The Process:

A  Nomination letter is emailed to the Work experience coordinator or Careers advisor to all School College or University requesting nominations.  If you would like to be considered for a placement then you will need to contact your Work experience coordinator or Careers Advisor and ask to be nominated. If you are nominated your email address will be sent to the UHBristol Work experience coordinator.  Once received an email with relevant forms will be sent to the student's nominated email address.  It is the student's responsibility to complete all forms and email back to WEX Coordinator. On receipt of the completed forms the references will be requested.  Once the file is complete you will be contacted for a face to face interview however, this does not guarantee a placement.  You are required to bring to the interview Photographic ID i.e. in-date passport or photographic full driving licence. Once you have attended your interview and the placement has been agreed theWEX Coordinator will send out an email. Which will have all the relevant information?

Exciting schools activities

For teachers, as an addition to our work experience programmes, we offer a diverse variety of schools activities.   Bristol clinician led sessions, career events, conferences, mock interviews, workshops, Students can also visit the Medical Simulation Centre where they can change into theatre clothes and walk into a mock operating theatre and experiment on life size manikins. This will be arranged via: WEX Work experience Coordinator.

For further information regarding our schools activities please contact Julia Hudson the Trusts work experience co-ordinator email;