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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 Jan – Apr 2022 . 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


New online application


If you would like to attend any of the events below, please click here to access the on-line application


Period 1 Jan – 30 Apr 2022
Apply from 1 Dec 2021


STH Events/Work Experience for Y10-13 Students: How to access
Date: 11 Jan
Time: 4.00-5.15pm

Learn about our virtual and in-person opportunities for students in Y10-13 and how to access them. Demonstration of how to get the most out of the on-line application system.

Professional Role: Apprenticeship & Podiatry
Date: 27 Jan
Time: 2.00-3.15pm


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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Role Description: As a podiatrist, you’ll treat and care for people whose feet and legs have been affected by injury or illness. You’ll help people deal with a range of mobility issues, relieve pain and treat infections of the feet and lower legs.

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STH Job Vacancy Sites: Where to find and how to use
Date: 8 Feb
Time: 2.00-3.15pm

Learn about the various sites where STH advertise vacancies including apprenticeships. Learn how to navigate NHS Jobs site, how to register, how to set job alerts

Professional Role: Medicine & Pharmacy
Date: 24 Feb
Time: 2.00-3.15pm


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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Role Description: Helping people live longer and healthier lives depends on the safe use of medicines and excellent healthcare advice. Pharmacists' unique expertise and knowledge makes them essential members of the healthcare team.

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Person Specification: What it is and how to use it
Date: 15 Mar
Time: 4.00-5.15pm

Learn what a person spec is and how to use it when finding out if you are qualified to apply for the advertised position and how it relates to your application form and statement.

Professional Role: Nursing & Ward Clerk
Date: 28 Mar
Time: 2.00-3.15pm


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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Ward Clerk

Role Description: Clerks are the engine that keeps the NHS running successfully. They make sure our patients have the information they need for their care and our healthcare professionals can access crucial patient records.

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Personal Statement: What should it include?
Date: 20 Apr
Time: 4.00-5.15pm

Learn how to write a statement based on the job advert and person spec. Learn about what you should include and what you should avoid in order for your application to stand out

Professional Role: Dentist
Date: 27 Apr
Time: 2.00-3.15pm


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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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
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Operating Department Practitioner (OPD)
Therapeutic Radiotherapy

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Midwifery Click here for the recording

Healthcare Science


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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.

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for more information.






Additional Information

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

Winter Edition - December 2021

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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