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Opportunities for school, college, and sixth form students

Work experience

Work experience placements are available for school, college, and sixth-form students aged 16 and over.

Current opportunities

SHYPS Labs Taster Session

Are you in Year 12 and interested in a career in a hospital laboratory? Our labs are unable to offer work experience placements, but can invite students along to a taster day. Our next session is on 4 April 2024. All Year 12 students are eligible. See more information and details on how to apply on this poster.

Application deadline: 3 March 2024

Other opportunities

Volunteer with us

Alternatively, or additionally, you could apply to be a volunteer at the Trust. This is open to any student aged 16+ and includes direct contact with patients in wards. Volunteer applications require background checks. Click here for more information on volunteering.

For aspiring doctors

Sixth-form shadowing project

Funded by Friends of York Hospital, students of some York schools/colleges can learn more about the roles of medical staff in the NHS. Find more information about sixth-form shadowing.

Hull York Medical School

HYMS offers students a range of opportunities for insight into medical professions. Find more information about pathways to medicine.

For aspiring nurses

University of York introduction to nursing

The University of York offers a free, self-led introductory course on the bioscience, psychology, and sociology of nursing. Find more information on the University of York's nursing course here.

Useful information

For teachersIf you are interested linking up with the Trust for careers education, curriculum links, or anything else, please email

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