Work Experience

As one of the largest employers in the area, the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acknowledges its social responsibility to engage with young people and students within the local community by offering work related learning opportunities.

We are committed to providing work experience placements for students to assist them in developing an understanding of working life in a health care setting.

If you are a student at a local school and thinking of a career in the NHS, then our work experience programme could be for you. Having the chance to experience a working environment prior to making a career choice will prove very valuable in helping you plan your long-term future.

Work Experience Programmes

Norfolk & Waveney Health and Care Academy

The programme will see Sixth Form Students attend the hospital on a monthly basis with placements in clinical settings to help support their studies and health and care career aspirations.

The monthly sessions will take place on weekdays and will include some dates in the school holidays.

Those who complete the programme will be guaranteed an interview for any apprenticeship or HCA bank.

A new programme will commence September/October 2020.  Details of when applications will be received will be added to this page and promoted on our social media pages.

How to Apply:

Applicants will need to send their CV and a covering letter stating why they should be given a place on the programme to

Year 10 Work Experience Non-Clinical Programme

This is aimed at Year 10 students only. The Trust offers 2 individual weeks during the year for the NNUH Work Experience.

Each week is a structured, planned programme consisting of visits to departments, presentations, talks, tours, and some skill based learning. The programme covers careers such as physiotherapy, radiography, pharmacy, research, nursing, occupational therapy, and sterile services.

We can confirmed we will be running two placement weeks in 2020 – Monday 15th June – Thursday 18th June and Monday 6th July – Thursday 9th July.

How to Apply For Year 10 Work Experience Programme

There is no guarantee of a place if you apply.  Places are extremely limited. Please complete the Application and the Health & Wellbeing Form.

Applications will not be considered if missing one or the other of the required forms.

Please note we will not be accepting anymore applications for Year 10 Work Experience for 2020. All places have been allocated.

Please state the week you are applying for at the top of your application form.

Please send either by post to the below address or scan and email again to the below email address.

Please do not send any applications in before the stated dates above.

Application for a Non-Medical Observation Placement (under 16 years old)

Workplace Health and Wellbeing Form for Work Experience

If you have any further queries please contact Clare Fox (Career Development Facilitator) on Tel: 01603 286843 or email

Clare Fox
Learning & Development Department
Level 5
20 Rouen Road

Study Day for Year 12/13 Students

We will be running a clinical study day for Year 12 and 13 students in 2020!

These will take place on Saturday 2nd May and Saturday 21st November. The day will be based in the main hospital covering a range of areas including:

  • Cardiology & AMU
  • Renal & Respiratory
  • Biomedical Science
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Endoscopy

The times are anticipated as a 9am arrival and sign in, with the day running from 9.30am-3pm.

The idea of the day is to raise awareness of several different careers within our Trust and the NHS, there will be 6 stations and groups of students will rotate round each station during the day with a 30 minute lunch break (there will be cold drinks and teas/coffees available but the students will need to bring their own lunch). 

To apply, please contact with a subject title of ‘NNUH Study 2nd May’ and why you are interested in the course. We will advertise when the window for applications is open on this page and our social media pages.

It will based on a first come first served, please do not apply if you have already attended a previous day.

Pathology Summer School

The Summer Science School is aimed at Year 12 & 13 students who are interested in science but who do not want to go into medicine.

Sessions will cover the following areas – although this could be subject to change due to staffing – Haematology, Blood Sciences, Chemistry, and Biomedical Science.

We will be running the Pathology Summer School again in 2020; the dates for will be Monday 27th July – Thursday 30th July 2020. Details of how to apply will be sent to the sixth forms and colleges.

For further information, please contact:  

Norfolk & Norwich Career Information Contacts

Please remember all staff mentioned below are working professionals, and therefore they will respond to you as soon as they are able.  Please read carefully what experience is offered.


Contact is Susan Leinster on
Offer Physiotherapy presentation, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Becky Groom on
Offer Occupational Therapy Talk,  must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Colin Whatley on 
Offer Dietitian Talk, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Kate Richardson on 
Offer Speech & Language Therapy talk, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Leah Cooper on 
Offer Informal Talk,  must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Lisa Moyse ( / Kerrie Fox  (
Offer prospective student visits, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Claire Morgan on 
Offer prospective student visit, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Rebecca Cozens on 
Offer Informal Talk & Tour, must be 16 years and over.


Contact is Lucy Spinks (Mon-Thurs) on
Offer Informal Talk & Tour, must be 16 years and over.

  • Mon 17th February 2020 – 12pm
  • Wed 15th April 2020 – 12pm
  • Mon 15th June 2020 – 12pm
  • Mon 17th August 2020 – 12pm
  • Tues 6th October 2020 – 12pm


Contact is

Students must be 16 years and over and have high GCSE grades in the sciences.

There are limited placements offered each year.

The window opens in December where students can send in their opening statement as to why they wish to become a doctor attaching a CV to this email.  All applications are looked at in January and a selection is made then.  All students are informed if they have been successful or not.

Career & Apprenticeship Information Mornings

Career & Apprenticeship Information mornings will be held on the following dates on a Saturday:

  • Saturday 28th March 2020

As part of the mornings, you will be able to book an appointment slot with one of the Apprenticeship Team to discuss career pathways and options available to you. To do this, please contact

Useful links:

Career ideas –
Health Careers –