Work experience

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The ‘GET IN’ Work Experience Programme

Our Trust aims to be at the forefront when it comes to giving young people and adult learners a helping hand on the road to a career in the NHS. The ’Get In’ Work Experience Programme is in line in with the NHS Health Education England Talent for Care Widening Participation Programme - ‘Get in, Get on and Go Further’.

Due to capacity within all departments, placements are limited and we prioritise local students who either live or attend an educational institute in the London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

Please check this page regularly for updates on our upcoming Medical and Nursing career programmes.

Work experience opportunities are available for the following:

AS Level students - years 12 and above

If you're in year 12 and looking to apply to medical school in the next 12 months, our three day medical workshop can give you an insight into what it's like to have a career in medicine.

Our first workshop will take place at King George Hospital, Ilford, from Wednesday 15 February to Friday 17 February 2017.

Applications are open to year 12 students in the catchment area of Barking and Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 1 March at 12pm.

Applying for a place

We have the same entry requirements as Queen Mary University of London.

Once you’re confident you meet our requirements, please fill in our application form and return it to MedicalWorkExperience@bhrhospitals.nhs.uk.

Download our medical work experience application form [docx] 63KB

Unfortunately, we cannot take applicants outside our local boroughs.

School students - years 10 -13

School students (year 10 to year 13) who are seeking a work experience placement within context of their school’s career activities. We support local schools by providing placements for school students. 

Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to support applications from schools outside our local boroughs.

Please note: We only offer a structured work experience programme for medical and nursing placements. Medical work experience programmes are only available to students in Year 12 and above. Please do not submit an expression of interest for any medical related (Doctor/Surgeon/Consultant shadowing) or general nursing placements as we are unable to process these requests.

Please check this page regularly for updates on our upcoming Medical and Nursing career programmes.

Adult learners

Adult learners who seek an unpaid work experience placement for the below reasons:

  • Planning to apply and study further or higher education in an associated health care career
  • Applied to study further or higher education in an associated health care career
  • Studying further or higher education in an associated health care career

Important information about work experience

People and young people must not directly contact relatives, friends or employees within our Trust requesting placements or send generic letters to wards/departments or individuals who already work within our hospitals. Please direct all enquiries to our Work Experience team

Please note our numbers are restricted and therefore not every applicant can be accepted.

Students are advised to consider carefully what their area of interest is and formulate their personal statement of application accordingly.

The length of placement will depend on area of work experience.

We will not be able to consider applications where you do not fit the criteria or do not follow the correct procedure for expressing an interest.

Due to the need to protect individuals from potentially upsetting situations, the need to safeguard patient confidentiality and health and safety concerns there are no placements available for the following areas:

  • Theatres (including day surgery and recovery)
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Breast Screening Unit

For the same reasons as above there is also an age restriction of over 18 years in the following areas:

  • Emergency Departments (A&E)
  • Midwifery
  • Paediatric, with the exception of the Little Explorers Day Nursery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology 

Expression of interest

If you meet the essential criteria, please submit an Expression of Interest by completing the form below.

Please ensure you include all the information required. If you do not meet the criteria or do not send all the necessary information we will not be able to process your request. If your expression of interest meets all criteria you will be sent the relevant application forms for you to complete.

If you do not receive a response within three months of your initial request, you should assume that there is no availability at this time. 

Please note: We only offer a structured work experience programme for medical and nursing placements. Medical work experience programmes are only available to students in Year 12 and above. Please do not submit an expression of interest for any medical related (Doctor/Surgeon/Consultant shadowing) or  general nursing placements as we are unable to process these requests

Each expression of interest must include the following information:

Note: Questions marked by * are mandatory

*Spam Guard: What is the next number after 5? Write the number as a word.

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