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Due to the Covid-19 Virus, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is unable to offer physical work experience to school aged students currently, this is to protect you, our patients and our staff.

Live Virtual Events for students in School Years 10-13

We are pleased to release dates for the 2021/22 Live Virtual Events. Please see table below for the events from Sept – Dec 2021. A full schedule of events for Sept 2021 to Aug 2022 and poster can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Live Virtual Events Sept 2021-Aug 2022 Schedule

Live Virtual Events Poster

If you would like to attend any of the events, please request an application form from




Period 1 Sept - Dec 2021
Apply from 1 August 2021

Professional Area: Facilities
Date: 13 Sept 2021
Time: 12-12.20pm
Role Description

The Facilities Directorate has a trust-wide remit and provide essential services to support the day to day running of the hospitals, as well as providing services for staff. These services incorporate a range of job roles within the following areas:
• Accommodation
• Domestic Services
• Linen & Laundry
• Portering & Transport
• Catering
• Security

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Professional Area: Operating Department Practitioner -AHP
Date: 29 Sept 2021
Time: 2-3.15pm
Role Description

Operating department practitioners play a major role in each phase of a person’s operation. You’ll work in the surgery team and manage the preparation of the operating theatres. You'll also be the link between the surgical team and other parts of the operating theatre and hospital. Click here for more info

Professional Area: Therapeutic Radiographer –AHP
Role Description

A therapeutic Radiographer works with patients and colleagues to design treatment programmes and support patients until their treatment ends. From taking an initial X-ray, to using a CT scanner or a linear accelerator, you’ll use some of the most complex and advanced technology to treat tumours.

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Professional Area: Apprenticeships
Date: 4 Oct 2021
Time: 12-12.20pm
Role Description

Apprenticeships combine work with learning. You’ll get to start working in your chosen area of health and care, learning the necessary skills on the job while you study for your qualification. These include Levels 2/3 Business Administration, Healthcare Support Worker, Healthcare Science and Levels 4-7 Trainee Nursing Associate, Trainee Assistant Practitioner, Accounting & Taxation.

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Professional Area: Midwifery
Date: 19 Oct 2021
Time: 2.00-3.15
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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 Professional Area: Informatics/IT
Date: 8 Nov 2021
Time: 12-12.20pm
Role Description

Information and communication technology (ICT) is the development, management and support of the ICT infrastructure in health organisation. ICT staff are hands-on. They diagnose and fix faults, support staff who use the systems, and develop improvements. Working in ICT will appeal to you if you have a natural flair for computing.

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Professional Area: Dental Technician
Date: 25 Nov 2021
Time: 2-3.15pm
Role Description

Dental technicians (or dental technologists as they are often referred to) make the dentures, crowns, bridges and dental braces that improve patients’ appearance, speech and ability to chew.


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Professional Area: Dental Nurse
Role Description

You may help with reception work and could help any member of the dental team - dentists, clinical dental technicians/technologists, hygienists and therapists – treat patients of all ages.

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Professional Area: Healthcare Science
Date: 14 Dec 2021
Time: 2-3.15pm
Role Description

Healthcare science staff play a vital role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a huge number of medical conditions. They also help people live independent lives through rehabilitation

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2021 Live Virtual Events Session Recordings

We are pleased to make available the recording of our virtual events as they become available. 

Professional Area
Recording Link



Nursing (Please note that there is an error on the "being a nurse" slide, the required hours for nurses should read 2,300.)

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Physiotherapy Therapy: Occupational Therapy:

Medicine: Non - Clinical Careers

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Healthcare Science: Dentistry: Pharmacy

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Speech & Language Therapy: Dietetics: Medicine: Nursing Click here for the recording
 Facilities (blow are roles included in this area)
• Accommodation
• Domestic Services
• Linen & Laundry
• Portering & Transport
• Catering
• Security
Click here for the recording


Presentation Containing Links to Various Virtual Resources

We have put together this virtual resource that will assist you in carrying out alternative work experience. The resource contains information on a variety of job roles within the NHS, both clinical and non-clinical.

The presentation includes:
• Personal experiences from STH staff
• Links to videos from the wider NHS
• Virtual Reality Work Experience Platforms
• Courses
• Useful links

PowerPoint presentation

With audio recording to be viewed on laptops/computers. Click here for the presentation 

PDF Format

For mobiles and tablets, without audio recording - Click here for the presentation


Additional Resources


Medic Mentor

The information is provided by Schools Team for Heath and Social Care Careers.

For students that are interested in medicine or dentistry (please note that this is not an STH resource). Medic Mentors offer virtual work experience, which is a 30 hour commitment from a pupil over 6 months. Pupils recieve a certificate and they have a journal to complete for reflection, it covers 3 patient journeys: geriatric/adult and paediatric. Medic Mentor offers comprehensive support for pupils wanting to get into Medicine and Dentistry, including recommended reading lists. If you would like any further information please visit


Link to virtual work experience

Danny’s Journey

This is an animated video by Health Education England, showing the various NHS Teams that are involved in Danny’s care after he sustains an injury. Click here for the video.


As part of the Education and Employers charity, the platform helps draw links between school subjects and jobs. It encourages young people to discover opportunities they may not have known about before. It shows what is possible in the world of work. Free and simple to use, the site features over 1000 videos of real people talking about their careers – explaining their job role, career path and how different factors have shaped their choices. Videos can be filtered by job type or subject and cover a range of sectors and levels.

You can also visit career paths for guides and articles exploring issues at different career stages and decision points. These include GCSE options or university choices; exams and revision; and finding and applying for jobs.

Please click here

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for more information.






Additional Information

STH Work Experience Newsletter (for students interested in working within the NHS)

Autumn Edition – September 2021

Summer Edition - Jun 2021

Spring Edition - Mar 2021

Winter Edition - Nov 2020

Current STH Apprenticeship Vacancies

Contact the Work Experience Team

Mobile: 07974636518



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