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Work Experience

Work Experience

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is proud to host The Work Experience Hub for Nottinghamshire which provides a centralised process for those seeking work experience placements in the health and social care sectors.

This is a perfect opportunity for anyone thinking about a career in Health or Social Care to try a work experience placement at an acute hospital, in a mental health Trust or in a placement in our community services. Our work experience hub has almost 100 different work experience placements such as anaesthetics, physiotherapy, speech & language therapy, audiology, patient pathway co-ordinator, aspiring medics, training & administration and urgent care.

In 2018, we received over 1,000 applications from across the county and as a result over 75% of successful applicants said that the placement had made them more certain of the career they wanted to follow in the NHS. The work experience hub is available to everyone, whether you are at school thinking about your future career, people taking career breaks and wanting a change of direction or people wanting to try something completely different.

Working in the NHS and social care is an extremely rewarding career and offers an experience like nowhere else. Every role, whether it is clinical or non-clinical plays a vital role in making a difference to patients, service users and families and carers. You will learn a lot about yourself as well as developing professionally.

To apply for a placement please select a placement from one of the directory of placements below and then complete the application form for the relevant organisation.

For all general enquiries, please contact the Work Experience Co-ordinator:


Telephone: 01623 848871

Please note that, due to the demand for placements and the limited number of available work experience placements, placements are restricted to Nottinghamshire residents only.

Essential Information before you apply

Before you apply please read the following:

Click on the organisations below for more information and to apply for a placement.