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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.

All work experience opportunities (including placements and taster sessions) are advertised on Talent Academy. Find out what is available at our Trust by visiting Work Experience | NHS Talent Academy

Current opportunities

NHS summer shadowing programme

For any year 12 students interested in a career in the NHS (clinical and non-clinical opportunities available). Shadow a member of staff for a day in a profession of your choice during the school summer holidays (subject to availability). Apply before 31 May 2024.

Apply to shadow a doctor for a day.

Apply to shadow any other NHS role.

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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