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Are you interested in a career in the NHS? If so, QEH is passionate about equipping young people with valuable careers guidance and expanding access to healthcare career opportunities. Our aim is to help develop skills, confidence, awareness and an understanding of the world of NHS work. To find out more, please select the relevant link below.

Please be aware when you are making a work experience request that we cannot guarantee to fulfil it.

Please note it may take up to 8 weeks for you to receive a response.

Under 16

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the hospital environment, we have restrictions with where we are able to place students under the age of 16. We are unable to place you in a patient facing area.

However, if you would like to apply for work experience in other areas please download the following application forms and return to the stated address/email. Please ensure you complete your application in full including the dates you are available. Partially complete applications will not be considered.
We cannot guarantee to fulfil all work experience requests.

Over 16

Shadowing and work experience opportunities are available in a number of areas at QEH. However, due to the nature of work carried out in certain departments there are restrictions with age and some areas are unable to offer shadowing experiences. Please be aware when you are making a work experience request that we cannot guarantee to fulfil it.

However, if you would like to apply for work experience please download the following application forms and return to the stated address/email. Please ensure you complete your application in full including the specific department that you are interested in and dates you are available. Partially complete applications will not be considered. 

Click here to download the Work Experience Application Form

Click here to download the Pre-Placement Health Questionnaire Form

Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Placements

Work Experience within rehabilitation services is arranged differently from main work experience. Further details of the programme is as follows:

·         Students have to be at least 17 years old

·         These are shadowing placements only

·         Placements are offered three times a year with only a limited number of places available (those wishing to pursue a career in physio/OT are given priority)

    o    During the week of February half term

    o    During the week prior to Easter

    o    During the first week of the summer holidays

·         Placements are offered for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30am until 12:30pm

·         Students are expected to attend for all three mornings of their placement

·         Applicants will have the opportunity to shadow therapy staff in a variety of ward and out-patient settings

·         All applicants are asked to complete an application form

·         Successful applicants will be contacted in regards to their placement

Click here to download the Rehab Services Work Experience Application Form

Military personnel/veterans and relatives

Please note the Trust is part of the Step into Health programme and offers work placements for individuals who have left the military, in the resettlement phase or are a relative/spouse. Please head to our Step into Health page to apply for a work placement as part of this programme.

Medical placements

--More information coming soon--

If you are considering studying medicine at university and are currently studying A levels in Maths/Science, we may be able to arrange a placement to support your university application process.

Please send a copy of your CV initially to workexperience@qehkl.nhs.uk, we can then forward to the appropriate contact. 

Placements for student doctors and healthcare students

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn provides clinical placements for student doctors helping them to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become professionally competent, informed practitioners who are capable of further professional development.

In addition, the Trust provides placements for other healthcare students, including nurses and unregistered care staff and midwives, and those students who specialise in Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Pharmacology, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics and Cardiorespiratory.

For more information on non-medical placements contact Head of Education and Development Amanda Small at Amanda.small@qehkl.nhs.uk

 


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