East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust recognises the value of work experience for students in gaining insight into NHS careers, informing their career choices and supporting their applications to further education.
We welcome applications from students at local schools and colleges in years 10 to 13, subject to departmental age restrictions. The minimum age for administrative work experience within the Trust is 15, and for clinical shadowing placements 16 to 19, according to department. There is no guarantee of a placement once an application has been submitted and there are some areas of the organisation which do not permit work experience students due to the sensitive nature of the department. Placements in clinical areas are strictly for observation and shadowing only. During busy times placements may not be available. (Please see message below).
To request a placement please first read the cover letter and complete an application form. The form must be signed by the student, a parent/guardian, and a school representative (if under 18 years), before being returned to the Medical Education Administration Office at Eastbourne DGH for consideration. No placement can be guaranteed until the student has returned the signed contract health and safety documentation to us.