|Ongoing - Dates and lengths of work experience placements will vary.
|Application Open Date
|Application Close Date
|Applications welcome from individuals aged 14 years (in Year 10) and over. Some opportunities may have a minimum age requirement of 16, 17 or 18 years.
|Some opportunities will require applicants to be living or attending a school or college within the geographical boundaries of the Trust. Some opportunities are open to applicants outside the geographical boundaries of the Trust. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
|Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
|Somerset NHS Foundation Trust runs acute hospital services, community services, mental health and learning disability services and a quarter of Somerset’s GP practices. It runs services from two acute hospitals – Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Yeovil Hospital in Yeovil – services in the community and services from the 13 community hospitals in the county, a range of mental health and learning disability services and Symphony Healthcare Services runs a quarter of GP practices in the county.
|Various locations across Somerset. As a starting point, details of our hospitals can be found here: https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/ourhospitals/
|Face to face
We welcome expressions of interest from all individuals aged 14 years (in Year 10) and above, who are interested in working in healthcare and would like to discover the range of job roles within the NHS. Submit an enquiry today!
Work Experience Details
There are over 350 different job roles in the NHS and work experience is a great way to find out which role is right for you. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend taking a look at the Health Careers website, which also has a helpful careers quiz.
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers a range of work experience opportunities. So, whether you have a specific career path in mind or would like to shadow in a few different departments, use the form below to submit an initial enquiry and we will be back in touch to discuss suitable opportunities.
Our work experience opportunities vary from location to location and throughout the year, so please ensure that you complete form in full and provide as much information as possible.
Here are some of the Trust’s work experience opportunities:
Musgrove Park Hospital (Taunton)
- Medical work experience programme (Year 12 or equivalent and above)
- Midwifery work experience programme* (Aged 17 years or over)
- Physiotherapy work experience days (Aged 17 years or over)
- Year 10 work experience weeks (2023/24 details have been sent to local schools and colleges)
Yeovil Hospital (Yeovil)
- Allied Health Professions (5 days, Mon-Fri)
- Business Administration (5 days, Mon-Fri)
- Healthcare Experience (5 days, Mon-Fri)
- Hospital Support (5 days, Mon-Fri)
This is not a complete list of our work experience opportunities, so please get in touch if you are interested a different professional area or geographical location.
*All places on the midwifery work experience programme at Musgrove Park Hospital have been filled for 2023/24. Please complete the form below to be added to the notification list for new placement dates.
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