Work Experience

Students on work experience placement

Our Work Experience programme is currently suspended due to Covid-19. Please check back in 2022 for updates.

We are aiming to run a number of virtual Work-Related Learning sessions for Birmingham schools from January 2022. 

Please contact for any information or work experience queries.


What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible for work experience here, you must be a minimum of 14 years old on the date of your placement. However some departments have a higher age of 16. Students older than 25 will be considered but priority will be on given to younger students

​I need to complete a year-long work experience as part of a course e.g. Health and Social Care, can I apply?

We do not support work experience as part of a college or university course nor do we currently offer any volunteer programme via the Aspire service.

​What should I wear for my work experience placement?

Clothing should be smart and modest. – No bare midriff for example or jeans and trainers. Multiple tattoos and piercings should not be on display. Religious clothing may be worn as long as it complies with infection control policies. Clothes should be changed daily to avoid risk of cross infection

​Can I contact a department directly?

We do not share details of departments or staff. If a placement is not listed on this website, it is unlikely that you can apply for a work experience placements. However if you know a friend or relative who works at the Hospital that may be willing to support you on placement you can contact them however we will not provide any contact information related to individual staff members.

​Is there a limit on the length of placement?

Placements are limited to a maximum of 2 weeks only.

​​Can I apply for work experience if I am not based in the UK?

Work experience placements are only available to those living in the UK. Priority is given to students living in the West Midlands area.

​If I am unsuccessful, can I apply again next time?

Yes, but you might want to revise your application to make you stand out more. If you would like some help with improving your application, you can get some great tips here.

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