Work experience

Work Experience

Are you aged 16 plus and interested in gaining valuable experience within the NHS?

A work experience placement at South Tees Hospitals will provide for a great opportunity to learn about work in general and have an insight into NHS Careers. We offer a unique learning experience in many wards and departments which can help influence future decisions regarding the rest of your education and career pathway.

At South Tees NHS Foundation Trust you have the opportunity to shadow and observe real work situations, witnessing the importance of teamwork and leadership skills. Students have the opportunity to observe world-class professionals at work and to ask questions about their job.

We have a large range of placements available in the Trust. We can only arrange placements for those aged 16 plus.

For information regarding placements within the Trust: South Tees Popular Placements


‘Just wanted to let you know I have been accepted at Teesside University and Sheffield Hallam starting in September, I will be accepting the offer from Teesside. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the rest of the department for your time and patience with me.  The experience was hugely educational and very beneficial during the interview process. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the team’

‘I want to thank you for all of the help you gave me to secure a work experience placement at James Cook University Hospital last year. I very much enjoyed my time there and learned a lot about a career in medicine, which may not have been possible without your involvement. Since completing the placement and applying to medical school I have gained a place at Newcastle medical school. I will be based in Stockton upon tees and look forward to spending more time at the hospital as a medical student’

‘I just wanted to say thank you for arranging a work placement for me yesterday on ward 17 and ultrasound.   It was a really insightful day and helped me decide that I do want to train to become a midwife’


Apply for Work Experience

To apply for a work experience placement, please discuss the programme with your school/college careers advisor in the first instance who will assess your suitability to apply for a placement with the Trust.

Having received support for your application from your school/college, please complete the application form electronically, sign by hand and send a scanned copy to our Work Experience Team by email to 

Please do not approach any Trust staff directly about your placement, even if you know them personally.

Application open times

The Application process is now open and will close on 29th October 2018.

Please download and complete the work experience application form by clicking on the image below. The completed form should be returned to

All other work experience enquiries should be sent to

Please download and complete the WHA work experience form by clicking on the link below. The completed form must be returned to