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Work Experience at UHNM

Thank you for taking time to visit the work experience page at UHNM. We are currently experiencing a high volume of requests and therefore we will not be processing speculative applications for work experience, this will be reviewed in February 2023.  However, for students who are enrolled on a Further or Higher education course and their course requires them to have a placement in the NHS then we would ask you to email so we can review your request.            

Please note: If your placement is PRE-ARRANGED with a UHNM staff member then please email with details for further information.

Virtual Work experience offer

We are offering the opportunity for Staffordshire based students to attend our virtual work experience which is delivered in partnership with Springpod to find our more about this and to register please go to

If you have any other enquiries then please email us at

Work experience at University Hospitals of North Midlands offers a great opportunity to find out more about a career in the NHS and gain valuable experience for your CV. On a work experience placement at UHNM, you can shadow a member of staff or a team and experience a day in the life of someone who does the job you are interested in.

UHNM has a number of placement areas available. The duration of placements can vary between one day and two weeks. Placements are allocated subject to department workloads and staffing. (The Learning, Education and Widening Participation Team reserves the right to postpone the acceptance of application requests, e.g. in busy periods such as during winter pressures).

For any urgent enquiries please contact 

Applications must be submitted at least eight weeks in advance of your requested dates. This is to allow for placement allocation, health clearance and documentation being completed and returned. Places are open to all who meet the criteria and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to ensure equality of opportunity. Please be aware that placements in certain areas are limited.



For Participants  up to 15 Years and 11 months applying for work experience   

Placements will be in an office / administration  environment only/ Prosthetic Lab


16 Years and above

Clinical Coding


Prosthetics Lab









 17 Years and above





Occupational Therapy




Cardiac Rehab


Critical Care

 18 years and above

Child Health, Maternity

(Information/Guide to NHS Careers)

Discover, learn and make a difference with an NHS work experience placement.

Work experience is a fantastic way to gain insight into a career in the NHS.

It can also be a valuable way of gaining confidence and experience of working within a team to care for people.


The Specialised Division prides itself in offering students excellent learning opportunities whether it is a short or long-term placement

on a structured or informal basis, work experience can help you to choose the right career.

The Specialised Division  at UHNM consists of The Heart Centre, Neuroscience and the Major Trauma Centre.

Each area offers work students the ability to design their own bespoke pathway for placement.

We have a Work Experience Handbook devised specially for you to guide you through the placement.

If you are interested in coming to visit us please contact