Work experience

Offering work experience placements to all

Thank you for your interest in completing work experience at Newcastle Hospitals. 

If you wish to apply for work experience at Newcastle Hospitals, please complete and return the below application form to We aim to process all applications within ten days, though please acknowledge that applications should be sent in no earlier than five weeks prior to the requested start date to allow us the time to facilitate a placement.

Please note that whilst we will endeavour to accommodate as many requests as possible, we may not always be able to support your application. In this instance, we will always aim to signpost you to an appropriate alternative.

Application Form

Application Form

Click here to download the Work Experience Application Form

Spending time in a workplace can help you to explore career paths, find out more about the skills needed and talk to a professional that’s already working in the role.

We are one of the largest and most successful teaching hospital trusts in the UK, employ over 13500 staff and are recognised nationally and internationally as a centre for healthcare excellence.

We believe it’s important to increase employment opportunities for young people, graduates and a range of disadvantaged groups across our region by providing equity of access to the following;

  • Work Insight Visits to inform career choice pathways and support preparation for a health care professional further or higher education programme.
  • Unpaid placements for a specific purpose, including pre-registration or post-graduate experience, higher education institute (HEI) employees who are required to undertake some clinical observation or practice, or visiting health professionals

We welcome your application as a school, college or university student, for a short insight visit, usually 2 days in length, for a wide range of careers that you may not even have considered before. 

Frequently asked questions?

How old do I have to be?

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There is no maximum age for work experience, however the minimum age is 16 and to access theatres the minimum age is 18.

What type of placements are on offer?

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  • Cardiology
  • Dental
  • Estates
  • Hotel Services
  • Medicine
  • Medical Physics
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Office-based
  • Paediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Surgery

Whilst these are areas that we consistently are able to offer, this list is not exhaustive and we will always endeavour to support reasonable requests in other areas where possible.

How long is a typical placement?

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Most placements are 2 days in length.

How do I apply?

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Just complete the form linked in the 'Apply Here' section below.

Will I be guaranteed a place?

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While we cannot guarantee a placement we do our best to accommodate requests.

Is there a waiting list?

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Some specialist areas can offer a very limited number of places so there may be a waiting list.

How long does it take to process an application?

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An application can be processed within 10 working days. However, please be aware that does not mean a placement opportunity will be available that quickly.

What time will my placement start/end?

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Generally placements start at 8.30am and end at 4.30pm however that can vary depending on the activities. In some cases, students may be asked to leave earlier if clinical demands take precedence.

What do I need to bring?

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Food or some money for lunch. We recommend sensible shoes as you will be on your feet for long periods. Please do not bring large bags as some clinical areas have limited storage space. Mobile phones are also not allowed in clinical areas.

How do I get there?

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Newcastle Hospitals are best accessed by public transport as parking is limited. Find out more below:

 > RVI Click Here

 > Freeman Click here

Please note that we cannot guarantee every application will be successful and we reserve the right to cancel placements at short notice should clinical need dictate.

Contact Us

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All queries should be sent to

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