Work Experience

As one of the largest employers in the area, the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acknowledges its social responsibility to engage with young people and students within the local community by offering work related learning opportunities.

We are committed to providing work experience placements for students to assist them in developing an understanding of working life in a health care setting.

If you are a student at a local school and thinking of a career in the NHS, then our work experience programme could be for you. Having the chance to experience a working environment prior to making a career choice will prove very valuable in helping you plan your long-term future.

Work Experience Programmes

Nursing Work Experience

We will be running the new Nursing Work Experience Programme with start date of 30th October 2019!

The programme will see Sixth Form Students attend the hospital on a monthly basis with placements in clinical settings to help support their studies and nursing aspirations.

The monthly sessions will take place on weekdays and will include some dates in the school holidays.

Those who complete the programme will be guaranteed an interview for an Apprentice HCA post.

How to Apply:

Applicants will need to send their CV and a covering letter stating why they should be given a place on the programme to

Applications for the programme will close on Friday 27th September. Successful candidates will be notified whether they have been successful by the end of the following week (w/c 30th September).

Year 10 Work Experience Non-Clinical Programme

This is aimed at Year 10 students only. The Trust offers 2 individual weeks during the year for the NNUH Work Experience.

Each week is a structured, planned programme consisting of visits to departments, presentations, talks, tours, and some skill based learning. The programme covers careers such as physiotherapy, radiography, pharmacy, research, nursing, occupational therapy, and sterile services.

We can confirmed we will be running two placement weeks in 2020 – Monday 15th June – Thursday 18th June and Monday 6th July – Thursday 9th July.

How to Apply For Year 10 Work Experience Programme

There is no guarantee of a place if you apply.  Places are extremely limited. Please complete the Application and the Health & Wellbeing Form.

Applications will not be considered if missing one or the other of the required forms.

We will accept applications for YR10 Work Experience from Monday 28th October 2019 and the closing date for applications will be 22nd November 2019.

Thank you to everyone who applied for the Year 10 Work Experience Programme for 2020. Everyone should have been contacted via email or post on Friday 6th December to confirm whether you were successful or not.

We will not be accepting any more applications or requests for Year 10 Work Experience in 2019.

Please state the week you are applying for at the top of your application form.

Please send either by post to the below address or scan and email again to the below email address.

Please do not send any applications in before the stated dates above.

Application for a Non-Medical Observation Placement (under 16 years old)

Workplace Health and Wellbeing Form for Work Experience

If you have any further queries please contact Clare Fox (Career Development Facilitator) on Tel: 01603 286843 or email

Clare Fox
Learning & Development Department
Level 5
20 Rouen Road

Study Day for Year 12/13 Students

We will be running a clinical study day for Year 12 and 13 students!

Due to limited numbers attending on the 28th September we have decide to rearrange the Study Day to take place on Saturday 23rd November. All students who had applied have been notified by email with further instructions of what to do if they would still like to attend the new date.

The day will be based in the Bob Champion Research & Education Building (opposite the A&E Department) and the main hospital covering a range of areas including:

  • Cardiology & AMU
  • Renal & Respiratory
  • Biomedical Science
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Endoscopy

The times are anticipated as a 9am arrival and sign in, with the day running from 9.30am-3pm. You will need to bring your own lunch, we will provide teas and coffees and squash, there is a water fountain available in the building. 

The idea of the day is to raise awareness of several different careers within our Trust and the NHS, there will be 6 stations and groups of students will rotate round each station during the day with a 30 minute lunch break (there will be cold drinks and teas/coffees available but the students will need to bring their own lunch.) 

To apply, please contact with a subject title of ‘NNUH Study 23rd Nov’ and why you are interested in the course.

It will based on a first come first served for our first one but we do hope to hold more in the future.

Science Summer School

Following the success of the Science Summer School in 2019, we will be running this again in the future with dates to be confirmed.

The Summer Science School is aimed at Year 12 & 13 students who are interested in science but who do not want to go into medicine.

Sessions will cover the following areas – although this could be subject to change due to staffing – Haematology, Blood Sciences, Chemistry, and Biomedical Science.

For further information, please contact:  

Norfolk & Norwich Career Information Contacts

Please remember all staff mentioned below are working professionals, and therefore they will respond to you as soon as they are able.  Please read carefully what experience is offered.


Contact is Susan Leinster on
Offer Physiotherapy presentation, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Becky Groom on
Offer Occupational Therapy Talk,  must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Francesca Howe on
Offer Dietitian Talk, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Kate Richardson on 
Offer Speech & Language Therapy talk, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Leah Cooper on 
Offer Informal Talk,  must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Lisa Moyse ( / Kerrie Fox  (
Offer prospective student visits, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Claire Morgan on 
Offer prospective student visit, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Rebecca Cozens on 
Offer Informal Talk & Tour, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Lucy Spinks (Mon-Thurs) on
Offer Informal Talk & Tour, must be 16 years and over.

  • Thurs 2nd January 2020 – 12pm
  • Mon 17th February 2020 – 12pm
  • Wed 15th April 2020 – 12pm
  • Mon 15th June 2020 – 12pm
  • Mon 17th August 2020 – 12pm
  • Tues 6th October 2020 – 12pm


Contact is

Students must be 16 years and over and have high GCSE grades in the sciences.

There are limited placements offered each year.

The window opens in December where students can send in their opening statement as to why they wish to become a doctor attaching a CV to this email.  All applications are looked at in January and a selection is made then.  All students are informed if they have been successful or not.

Career & Apprenticeship Information Mornings

Career & Apprenticeship Information mornings will be held on the following dates on a Saturday:

  • March 2020 (Date TBC)

As part of the mornings, you will be able to book an appointment slot with one of the Apprenticeship Team to discuss career pathways and options available to you. To do this, please contact

Useful links:

Career ideas –