The RNOH aims to be a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS

Work experience at the RNOH

Thank you for your interest in undertaking work experience at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. Our work experience programme is an initiative for school students making decisions about future careers in the NHS and for further education options. Students must be at least 16 years old when they attend but in some areas, the minimum age requirements are 17 or 18.

Applications for placements in 2018 can be made from Sunday 1 April until Wednesday 30 May 2018 via this website, however, we reserve the right to shorten this period if we receive sufficient applications. We only accept one application per person to allow us to accommodate as many students as possible. The placements will usually take place between June and October 2018 including half-term dates. However alternative dates may be possible by special arrangement. Please note, we only have a limited number of places available.

RNOH is a large organisation and Work Experience opportunities may be available in many different areas including:

  • Corporate – Including Human Resources, Finance, Planning, General Administration
  • Clinical – Pathology, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Anaesthetics, Spinal, Joint Reconstruction, Shoulders and Elbow, Urology
  • Non-Clinical – Medical Administration
  • Information Technology

Student's feedback

We have welcomed students from a wide background and are pleased to share some feedback from our 2017 students:

The welcoming community atmosphere meant I felt at ease and engaged, and I was able to experience the workings of the hospital in several ways, from the pathology labs to the operating theatre to the morning meetings, ensuring each day was interesting and varied
It was a privilege working at Europe’s largest Orthopaedic hospital and I had definitely enjoyed every moment of it. As a work experience student, RNOH showed me the impact that surgical intervention had on an individual's quality of life from disability and dependence to health and well-being. It was for definite the most interesting experience I had and it really opened my eyes into the world of medicine.
Going to all of the surgeries and taking to all of the doctors and nurses.

If you would like to apply for a one week Work Experience Placement at the RNOH, please complete the online application form.

Acknowledgements of your application will be sent out at the beginning of May.

If you are a University Student studying medicine there is an alternative process for medical trainees and professionals who are enquiring about clinical attachments at the RNOH. Please apply directly to the relevant medical department and contact: for further information.

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