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Work experience at George Eliot Hospital

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.

Benefits of Work Experience

  • 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

About our opportunities
  • Work Experience:Our work experience opportunities are unpaid, and will last between 1-3 days in length, hours varying between 09:00-17:00 depending on what the department can offer. This is open to applicants who are in Year 12 or above.We have many departments available for work experience, a few examples are:
  • 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.

  • Clinical
  • Maternity
  • Nursing
  • Children’s Assessment Unit (Children’s Nursing)
  • Radiology
  • Special Care Dental Clinic (based across Warwickshire)                  
  • Audiology
  • Physiotherapy                  
  • Theatres
  • Cancer Services and Elective Care            
  • Anaesthetics and Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Lucy Deane (Renal Unit)              


  • Medicine
  • Haematology
  • Endo/ Diabetes
  • T&O
  • Radiology
  • Cardiology
  • 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.

Speech and Language Work Shops: If you’re interested in Speech & Language Therapy as a Career then why not attend our workshops. You will be able to find out what the job entails. The training and career opportunities in Speech and Language Therapy and be able to view and discuss videos of clients with Speech and Language Therapy needs. 

The next available dates for Speech and Language Workshops are:

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

  • Wednesday 25th March 2020
  • Wednesday 4th November 2020


Places are limited. Please email work.experience@geh.nhs.uk to reserve your place on one of the above workshops.

Medical Education Centre, Warwick Hospital,

Lakin Road, Warwick, CV34 5BW

  • Wednesday 8th July 2020


How to apply

Please see our application form which needs to be completed before a placement or taster day can be arranged:

Work Experience application form

Career taster day & Workshop application form

Applications should be returned to the Work Experience team via email to: work.experience@geh.nhs.uk

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. Applications are treated on an individual basis.

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 - Work.experience@swft.nhs.uk

Solihull - work.experience@heartofengland.nhs.uk

UHCW - workexperience@uhcw.nhs.uk

C&W PARTNERSHIP TRUST Work.Experience@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

If you have any concerns with the above, please contact work.experience@geh.nhs.uk 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 3 days.


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