'In person' work experience
On site/face to face work experience will resume in 2023. Applications will open approximately January 2023 with placements starting after Easter.
We recognise the significant value of our work experience programme. In view of the on-going complexities of providing healthcare in the Covid19 recovery period it is felt that this is the most appropriate decision considering many factors.
Check back in November 2022, when we shall publish further information regarding the application window.
Please review the information on our virtual work experience offer and other career resources contained below.
Autumn Meet the Practitioner event
Watch this space for further information on our Meet the Practitioner event to be held in the autumn!
This will be an opportunity to:
- hear from practitioners about their first-hand experiences of their profession
- find out about a typical ‘day in the life of’
- the routes into the profession; university, apprenticeships, direct entry
- find out about the qualifications you will need
Check back on 5 September when we shall publish further information!
Medical Schools Council advice on work experience
Follow this link for guidance on work experience from the Medical Schools Council: Work experience | Medical Schools Council (medschools.ac.uk)
Work related learning for Medicine, Nursing and AHP (Virtual work experience)
To support the promotion of careers in health and care Health Education England (HEE) have funded an online work-related learning programme. The programmes are free to students! Springpod are the host organisation and shall manage all applications.
The programmes will provide an overview of what careers in healthcare can offer, as well as develop key skills for the profession. There’s also the opportunity to hear from NHS professionals, learn about their day to day work and complete assignments.
Upon completion, participants are awarded a certificate, which can be useful for CVs, Personal Statements and interviews.
You will see there are two versions of each programme, one is for those aged 14-25 and the other is for over 25’s, please select the appropriate link for your age group.
- Find out more about Nursing age 25+ opportunities and download the flyer
- Find out more about Nursing age 14 to 25 opportunities and download the flyer
- Find out more about Medicine age 25+ opportunities and download the flyer
- Find out more about Medicine age 14 to 25 opportunities and download the flyer
- Find out more about AHP age 25+ opportunities and download the flyer
- Find out more about AHP age 14 to 25 opportunities and download the flyer
Surrey Heartlands/HEE Surrey, Social Care – held 29 June
Health Careers LIVE are live streamed events that broadcast to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about the different job roles within the NHS. This broadcast will cover the many different pathways into Social Care.
Surrey Heartlands/HEE Surrey, Healthcare Science – held 1 July
Health Careers LIVE are live streamed events that broadcast to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about the different job roles within the NHS. This broadcast will cover the many different pathways into Healthcare Science.
A virtual career fair was held on 22 April 2021 showcasing many NHS roles including medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, speech and language therapy, midwifery, radiography, pharmacy, healthcare sciences and more.
Studying Healthcare is a partnership between the Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Schools Councils to provide up-to-date and accurate information about the university application process for healthcare subjects.
Studying Healthcare provides information on how to apply for a degree in medicine, dentistry or pharmacy to set yourself on the path to becoming a healthcare professional. The website has a particular focus on widening access by ensuring that students from all backgrounds are supported to make an informed choice to study healthcare at university.
It also provides an outreach hub which enables students, parents and school staff to access events and resources delivered and developed by university health faculties across the UK.
The following websites are an amazing resource with many areas to explore including:
- Find your health career quiz / Map your career
- Explore roles
- Career planning
- Working for the NHS
- Case studies from healthcare professionals
- Gaining work experience
- Frequently asked questions