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Inspiring our future generation

Work Experience


Derby Teaching Hospitals is committed to providing work experience wherever possible. By offering work experience the Trust is forging partnerships with the local community, in addition to improving opportunities and promoting equality of opportunity and access to healthcare.

We try to offer the following:-

  • Work Experience for secondary school students from 14 years old

  • Opportunities for post 16 students and pre graduates dependant on areas of interest


    Work Experience and placements for careers in medicine

    If you are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, there is a separate course available through the HOSPEX programme.

    Secondary Schools

    We work in partnership with locals in the Derby area to provide work experience placements in various departments in the Trust.

    We are currently assessing potential placements available from August 2018 onwards. Priority for placements will be given to students in secondary schools within Derby that we are in partnership where possible.

    Applications from students from non partnership schools will be considered where there has been an expression for a specialised area of interest where possible.

    For further information, advice or an application form, please contact Olivia Jackson at olivia.jackson@nhs.net or 01332 789665.

Our Wider Participation With Inspiring Our Future Generation


School Engagement

Derby Teaching Hospitals is continuing to connect with local schools and colleges as part of its school engagement programme by participating in delivering various career talks in relation to a wide variety of clinical and non clinical careers. In addition to this the Trust has volunteered to take part in various careers events, enrichment days and mock interview days. Should any school or college require further information regarding this, please contact Sangeeta Mahey at sangeeta.mahey@nhs.net or 01332 787087.


Princes Trust ‘Get Into’ Programme

Each summer since 2014, the Trust facilitates the Princes Trust ‘Get Into’ 4 week programme which enables 18 -24 year olds gain employability skills within various clinical and non clinical departments. We welcome departments form across the organisation to get involved in offering placements as well as various learning and development opportunities within a timetable.


NHS Careers Events

Our annual onsite NHS careers event for 14 – 19 year olds was first launched in 2014, and due to its huge popularity the Trust has continued to run this event each year to popular demand. This free event which takes place in the evening consists of a market place as well as scheduled career talks which enable students to obtain information on academic and career pathways on both clinical and non clinical careers.

Our next NHS Careers Event which will be open to 13 – 19 year olds will be taking place on Friday 1st February 2019, 5:30pm – 8pm in the Education Centre, Royal Derby Hospital.

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