6th Form Work Placement

Introduction to the Programme

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The Work Placement Week for Sixth Form students is held in October every year at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We invite every school in Norfolk to select 2 students who are considering a career in medicine.  It’s a chance for all students from different backgrounds to participate in a work experience and to mingle with their peers.

Schools which we have invited are:

  • Attleborough Academy Norfolk
  •   Dereham Sith Form College
  • Diss High School
  • Gresham’s School
  • Hellesdon High School
  • Norwich High School for Girls GDST
  • Norwich School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Reepham High School & College
  • Sheringham High School
  • Smithdon Sixth Form
  • Thetford Grammer School
  • Wymondham College Sixth Form
  • Wymondham High Academy Trust

The group spend a week collectively at the hospital and receive talks from a number of Consultants and observe different aspects of a career in medicine, such as surgery, anaesthetics, pathology, etc. We are the only hospital in the region which offers this programme. Last year we processed over 200 applications.

The work placement week is an exciting opportunity for students considering a career in Medicine to gain first-hand experience of a busy hospital environment.

A typical day on the programme would consist of a talk by a Consultant, an opportunity to visit an operating theatre, ward or outpatient clinic to observe different Medical Specialties.


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Students receiving an overview of the types or courses and skills carried-out and practised in the Technical Skills Lab. The students then learnt about basic instrument handling/knot tying and then went on to practise suturing on synthetic pads

Stuart Malone, Technical Skills Manager