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Work experience

There are many different routes that can support you to start a career within the NHS. We aim to provide an insight into the various roles available by providing a variety of opportunities through our work experience offering.

Our work experience placements take place with both clinical and non-clinical teams and are designed for students who are at least 16 years of age (exceptions apply).

We can offer work experience opportunities to the following:

  • Secondary school students
  • Post 16 students including A Level students, pre-graduates and post graduates
  • Individuals interested in a career change and the unemployed to gain vital experience and insight into career opportunities within the NHS.

We recommend that you explore the NHS careers website before deciding which department you would like experience in - that way you can ensure you are gaining the most from your work experience. 

Placements available to book:

Further services where placements are available:

  • Children’s Integrated Therapy – Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Team
  • Communications Team
  • Community Hospitals/Outpatients Clinic – Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital, West View Community Hospital, Tonbridge Community Hospital, Hawkhurst Community Hospital and Sheppey Community Hospital
  • Community Paediatrics
  • Dental Services
  • Education and Development
  • Epilepsy Nursing Service
  • Facilities – various sites across Kent
  • Health Improvement Team
  • Health Visiting – Dover District
  • HR Services
  • Intermediate Care
  • Learning Disability Team – Ashford, Canterbury and Coastal
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • PPE and Restricted Equipment
  • Psychology/Health Research
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service – various sites across Kent
  • Sexual Health Services – Central Access Team
  • Soft Facilities
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Sexual Health Services
  • Trust Secretary
  • Urgent Treatment Centres.

Contact us

In order to apply for a placement, you must complete the work placement application form and return it to