Work Experience is a fantastic way of learning more about the hundreds of career options available to you through the NHS and gaining experience in order to make career choices whether you are at college, applying to University, or seeking experience prior to gaining employment.

Contact our team through

  • To provide high quality opportunities to experience the culture and ‘real feel’ of a health based workplace.
  • Provides an introduction to the behaviours that are expected within the workplace, such as effective communication, punctuality and treating people with respect
  • To provide work experience for those considering a career within a clinical area- work experience is vital for your higher education application 


About our opportunities

Work Experience: Our work experience opportunities are unpaid, and will last 5 days in length, hours varying between 09:00-17:00 depending on what the department can offer. This is open to applicants who are aged 16 years and above. We have many departments available for work experience, a few examples are:


  • Clinical
  • Maternity (18+)
  • Nursing
  • Radiology
  • Special Care Dental Clinic (based across Warwickshire)                  
  • Audiology
  • Physiotherapy                  
  • Theatres           
  • Anaesthetics and Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Lucy Deane (Renal Unit)              


  • Medicine
  • Haematology
  • Endo/ Diabetes
  • T&O
  • Radiology
  • Cardiology (18+)
  • Urology
  • Gastro
  • A&E
  • Rheumatology



  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Portering
  • Chaplaincy
  • Outpatients Medical Record
  • Governance
  • PALS (Patient Advice and
    Liason Service)
  • Stores
  • Tissue Viability Admin
  • Communications
  • Business Development
  • Health Records- Bayton 
  • Estates


NHS Career Taster Days: These are available for students in Years 10-11 which aim to show students the vast array of jobs the NHS has to offer. This will be organised through your schools.

Updated 2023

Work experience July 2023.pngPlease see our application form and Occupational Health questionnaire which needs to be completed before a placement or taster day can be arranged:

Work Experience application form

Occupational Health Questionnaire

Applications should be returned to the Work Experience team via email to: You will receive a response within a minimum of 4 weeks letting you know the status of your placement, whether we have been able to find something for you.

When completing the application form, please be clear about the area of the NHS you would like to experience, and ensure that you fully complete all sections of the form. All applications are treated on an individual basis and any learning or physical requirements can be adjusted to meet individuals needs during placement.

Due to a high number of work experience applications, priority will be given to those living or studying in the Nuneaton and Bedworth area. For those living in south Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry please contact the below email addresses.

South Warwickshire -

Solihull -



If you have any concerns with the above, please contact we will be happy to answer any queries. 

To apply for work experience at George Eliot Hospital candidates MUST meet the following criteria:

  • If in education you must have finished year 11
  • All work experience applications must be made through the work experience department- candidates/relatives who make contact with members of staff or departments directly should be signposted to the application process
  • Requests for placements must be at least 8 weeks in advance

Please be aware that we cannot always accommodate every application that we receive- this is usually because either your application does not fit the criteria, or more likely is that there is no capacity within your chosen area or speciality for the dates you have requested. 

We advise that you are as flexible as you can be with the dates that you request.

You will be contacted if the work experience department are unable to offer you a placement.



Can I apply for more than one placement at a time?

Unfortunately due to the high demand for places we can only process one application per candidate per year.

If I apply today, can I do the work experience next week?

No, this does not allow enough time for the department to consider your application.  The process can take up to 8 weeks so please allow enough time for your application to be processed.


I’m emailing my application so how can I sign it?


To show that you’ve understood the terms and conditions, you can type your name and the date.


I am a second year university student looking for a placement year for my third year.


We only offer placements for a maximum of 5 days.