Work experience

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Work Experience

We are excited to once again be able to welcome students to the Trust on Work Experience placements! This is a fantastic way to gain insight into careers in healthcare. It can also be a valuable way of gaining experience of working in a team and caring for people.  

The Trust’s Summer Work Experience programme will run between Monday 17th June and Friday 26th July 2024.

What you need to know

  • Placements are for one week
  • You must be aged between 15 and 19 (15 year olds can only undertake placements in non-clinical areas)
  • You must attend school/college in the Wakefield Council or North Kirklees areas, reside in the Wakefield Metropolitan or North Kirklees areas, or have a family member who works for the Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust
  • You must be able to provide evidence of MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccinations

Applying for a placement

Work Experience at our Trust is very popular. We try to accommodate as many students as possible but we may need to go through a selection process to allocate placements. 

To apply for a placement visit:  MyImpactPage - The Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust (betterimpact.com)

The closing date for applications is Monday 8th April 2024.

What placements are available?

Placements are available across the Trust in a variety of specialisms and departments, both clinical and non-clinical.

During each placement students will spend two days on personal development, exploring NHS careers and receiving support for college and university applications. Students will also spend three days shadowing Trust staff.

You can request a specific area of interests and we will do our best to match you. 

Occupational Health

All students wishing to participate in a Work Experience placement with the Trust must complete a Pre-placement Occupational Health questionnaire. This is processed by the Trust's Occupational Health Department. They may contact students if further information is required or if support for students needs to be put in place. This is to protect both students and our vulnerable patient groups. 

Information about Careers in the NHS

Below you will find links to some really useful websites for people exploring careers in the NHS.

Working in Health website: Health Careers |

Step into the NHS website: Step into the NHS | help young people discover NHS careers

Contact us

Danielle Norman, Head of Voluntary Services and Work Experience

Sarah Rowland, Work Experience Co-ordinator

You can contact us by email at midyorks.workexperience@nhs.net.