Work Experience at Sherwood Forest Hospitals

Work Experience at Sherwood Forest Hospitals

Work experience is important for getting into any career. Having had experience of a real life working environment can make you stand out from the crowd on applications for courses, training and jobs.

Work experience helps people to better understand the working environment and make the transition from education into working life by giving you:

  • First-hand experience of the workplace and insight into our roles and specialities.
  • A chance to develop transferable skills, which you can take forward into a new environment.
  • Insight into how your skills and abilities translate to the workplace.
  • Opportunity to find out more about yourself and what inspires you.
  • Increased confidence and understanding about the work environment.
  • Understanding of potential employability skills you have or need.
  • Experience which can be added to your university, apprenticeship or job applications demonstrating what you have learned and skills gained.
  • Increased understanding of working in an NHS organisation

Work experience can be useful for anyone and at any stage of your career.

Please note that the minimum age for Work Experience is currently 16+ years, and in some clinical areas it is 18+. 

Applicants must follow the specific dress code, Infection Prevention & Control and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements of the placement.

Due to the demand, placements are currently restricted to Nottinghamshire residents.

These are some of the available placements but we aim to increase the number of placements we offer at SFH:

List of available placements


Please note: Our placements are very popular and fill to capacity quickly. If you can't see all the placement opportunities on the work experience portal, this means that they are currently full and closed to applications.

To see our current available placement opportunities and to apply for work experience, please click the link below to access our Work Experience portal.

Blue clickable link to SFH Work Experience portal

For all general enquiries, please contact the Work Experience Team:

Email: (Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm)



 Work Experience students and staff smiling and holding certificates of completion


Career Opportunities

For further information on healthcare careers please visit the careers section.