Work experience

Many education providers require experience in a healthcare setting to support applications to courses and university. There are various ways to obtain this; volunteering for three hours per week over a minimum of six months or undertaking work experience.

Work experience within University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is generally over three to five days per week for those who do not have any experience within healthcare. We normally try to secure work experience candidates a basic ward week looking at the multi-disciplinary team at work.

If you are under 16 years of age we are only able to look for administration and clerical places for you since patient contact is not permitted.

Due to the high demand for places with this Trust, we prioritise our local Southampton residents. We require three months advance notice to organise an appropriate placement.

All students must attend a work experience induction on the first day of their placement. If for any reason you do not attend this mandatory session, you will be asked to go home and return the next day. The sessions are held every morning (Monday to Friday) at 9.30am.


If you would like to apply for work experience, download an application form and return it to the postal or email address below. 

Contact details

By post:

Voluntary services
Work experience administrator
Mailpoint 93
Southampton General Hospital
Tremona Road
SO16 6YD


Telephone: 023 8120 5520.