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Work Experience at UHNM

Currently our work experience is closed due to the number of requests we have received.  We will review opening work experience requests again from 31st October and before that date we are NOT accepting any work experience applications.

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

We will be offering virtual work experience sessions and all details will be provided on our website in September 2022.

Thank you.

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