Are you at school or college and thinking about a career in
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is offering young
people the opportunity to get a taste of what it's like to work in
the NHS by signing up for a work experience placement.
More than 1.3 million people work for the NHS in England, and
there are more than 350 different careers to choose from.
In an average year, we have about 400 work experience placements
at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and in community hospitals
and teams across Wiltshire.
Work experience is a great way to get insight into a career in
the NHS and will often be a strong indicator as to whether or not
you would be suited to a particular job.
If you do decide to take that career path, then you will
probably look back on it as valuable experience and a great
Work experience is aimed at school students in your 10 (aged 14)
Placements can be for a few days or up to a week; or longer
still for some BTEC students.
These take place throughout the year.
More specific work experience can be arranged for students
contemplating further and higher education.
Make contact about six months before you want the placement to
start so we can plan things and complete the necessary
The hospital does provide a range of placements but may not be
able to meet your first choice due to restrictions and
So it is really helpful if you could identify a few placement
areas on your application form.
Remember to include in your application your reasons for wanting
work experience at the hospital, show how you will make the most of
the opportunity, and be a good ambassador for your school or
Think about what you want to learn and the questions you want to
Read all of the pre-placement literature on patient
confidentiality, health and safety, infection control and dress
Remember that your placement will be the perfect opportunity to
You will need to apply at least 4-6 months in advance.
Numbers are limited, and there is an application process, so you
will need to plan well ahead.
Please complete and return the application form:
Application for Work Experience
Tel: 01793 604442
See also Dare to Doctor.
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