Work experience at the RNOH

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.

Due to demand applications for placements in 2018 have now closed. For those who have been unsuccessful, we will keep your details on file for 6 months in case there are any cancellations.

Confirmation of placements will be sent out during May and if you have not heard from us by 31st May then regrettably you have been unsuccessful. Please note, we only have a limited number of places available.

The application process for Work Experience placements in 2019 will open in April 2019. RNOH is a large organisation and Work Experience opportunities may be available in the following areas:

  • 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

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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.

University Medical Students/Medical Electives/Clinical Attachments and Medical Internships

If you are a University Student studying medicine or are interested in doing a medical elective/internship and/or a clinical attachment, there is an alternative process at the RNOH. Please directly contact a consultant in the medical speciality you wish to have an attachment with here: Consultant List. Once the placement has been agreed with the consultant, please let a member of the medical staffing team know the details by contacting: who will ensure the necessary paperwork is completed.

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