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Face to Face Work Experience for Students in Years 10-13 (Age 14-18)

Work experience is available to students that attend school or college/are residents within Sheffield, South Yorkshire only.

We are planning to return to face-to-face work experience mid to late summer 2022. All arrangements for work experience is subject to Sheffield Teaching Hospital's  guidelines in regard to COVID-19 and therefore any plans may be cancelled at short notice. We are not accepting any applications at this time, information will be posted here when the application period is open for Sheffield students/residents.

Students are the workforce of the future and should be encouraged to have an introduction to the world of work in a safe and appropriate environment. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers a limited amount of placements to students Years 10-13 who live and attend school/college within the city of Sheffield.

The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing an area that is safe, supportive and affords an insight into the vast array of jobs available. In accordance with Hospital Policies, there are some restrictions to student access as stated below.

• Years 10 & 11 are not allowed in any clinical area
• Years 12 & 13 are allowed in clinical areas under supervision
• Areas restricted to all young person’s years 10-13 are Theatres, Intensive Care, areas where patient consent cannot be gained and areas where students may be put at risk of exposure to Hepatitis B or risk of TB infection
• Areas where patient consent cannot be obtained

Application Process

You will need to have gained some prior knowledge in your area of interest by attending one of the relevant virtual events below, before your application for face-to-face work experience is accepted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

You will need to complete the on-line application form; this will automatically go to your school’s careers representative for approval before being submitted to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

You must look at the work experience student guide prior to applying. This sets out requirements and timelines for work experience. You will need to know some of the requirements and dates before applying.

Clinical Placement Guide
Non-Clinical Student Placement Guide
Pupils Frequently Asked Questions

Application Period

1-25 September 2022 for placements October 2022 – March 2023

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Live Virtual Events for students in School Years 10-13 (Age 14-18)

Live virtual events are available to students that attend school or college/are residents within Sheffield, South Yorkshire only.

Live Virtual Events Poster

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Date: 28 Jun 2022
Time: 2.00-3.15pm

Professional Area: Medicine

Role Description: If you have a passion for improving people’s lives, a career in medicine offers a career with purpose and many other fantastic benefits. Doctors work in all areas of health care providing you with endless career possibilities.

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Professional Area: Physician’s Associate

Role Description: Physician associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.

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Professional Area: Nursing

Role Description: Few other professions offer you as much choice or opportunity for personal and professional growth as nursing. It’s exciting, rewarding and, yes, it’s challenging. But it’s a career that lets you make a real difference to people's lives.

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Date: 4 Jul 2022
Time: 2.00-3.15pm

Professional Area: Orthoptist-AHP

Role Description: As an orthoptist, you’ll diagnose and treat eye movement disorders, as well as visual impairments related to the way the eyes interact with the brain. This means you’ll also spot serious neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

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Professional Area: Medical Secretary

Role Description: NHS medical secretaries make sure that our frontline staff are able to dedicate their time to patient care while our personal assistants support our senior leaders. As a medical secretary or personal assistant, you'll usually work for a senior member of staff or group of staff. You'll support the work of a department by taking on administrative and secretarial tasks.
 

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Professional Area: Clinical Photography

Role Description: Clinical photography is the daily recording of clinical conditions presented by patients and is used for diagnosis or for recording a condition during the stages of treatment. As a clinical photographer, you’ll provide different types of images to assist with diagnosing and treating patients. This can include specialised imagery such as thermography, 3D and ultra violet imaging as well as standard digital photography. Some clinical photographers also undertake videography.

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Date: 18 Jul 2022
Time: 2.00-3.15pm

Professional Area: Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Role Description: A dental therapist does some of the more straightforward work undertaken by a dentist

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Professional Area: Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Role Description: Dental hygienists are an important part of the dental team, preventing dental problems in adults and children.

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Professional Area: Diagnostic Radiography

Role Description: Radiography is one of the most innovative aspects of healthcare –you’ll use advanced technology to look inside patients’ bodies and understand the root causes of their illness and consult with colleagues on diagnosis and treatment plans.

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Date: 3 Aug 2021
Time: 2.00-3.15pm

Professional Area: Nursing

Role Description: Few other professions offer you as much choice or opportunity for personal and professional growth as nursing. It’s exciting, rewarding and, yes, it’s challenging. But it’s a career that lets you make a real difference to people's lives.

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Professional Area: Midwifery

Role Description: Midwives provide care and support to women and their families while pregnant, throughout labour and during the period after a baby’s birth. You’ll mainly deal with pregnant women requiring professional support and advice.

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Date: 23 Aug 2022
Time: 2.00-3.15pm

Professional Area: Medicine

Role Description: If you have a passion for improving people’s lives, a career in medicine offers a career with purpose and many other fantastic benefits. Doctors work in all areas of health care providing you with endless career possibilities.

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Professional Area: Dentist
Role Description:

Dentists are the frontline of good oral health. They work with communities to prevent and treat dental/oral disease, correct dental irregularities and treat dental/facial injuries.

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Additional Information

Contact the Work Experience Team

 

Mob: 07974636518

pamela.williams19@nhs.net

Adult Placements

If you are not in Years 10-13 and are enquiring about placements at the Trust, you should make contact with the relevant department manager.

Please refer to STH switchboard on 0114 243 4343 for any contact query. Please note that any placements are unpaid and will be at the manager's discretion as to whether the request can be accommodated.
 

 

 
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