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​Work Experience

If you are considering a career in a busy hospital environment, then a work experience placement may be for you.

We offer a wide range of placements for students aged 16 years upwards.

Placements usually last two days. They do not take place during August or December. Please click here for the Work Experience Application Form.

All school students will require the support of their Head of Year or Careers Lead - it is important that their contact details are added to the application form.

Further information about jobs in the NHS is available on the NHS Careers website www.nhscareers.nhs.uk

For queries please contact Julia Facer on julia.facer@dchft.nhs.uk​ or call 01305 254686

Students are encouraged to make their own arrangements following discussion with the Head of Year or Careers Lead at School or College and enter an area where a friend or relative does not work so that they can gain the most from the placement. This will ensure that they are independent and are able to grow in confidence.

Are you considering a career in medicine?

Are you thinking of becoming a doctor? Are you aged 16+? Then click here​ for more information about our popular two-day Introduction to Medicine course.

Are you considering a career in nursing?

There are people out there who are passionate about caring for others. They know how to look after people at the most vulnerable times in their lives. They show people they are cared about and they also know how to restart their hearts when they stop, how to support their organs when they fail and have the power to make a difference and change lives. That person could be you!

You can find out more about a career in nursing on our Introduction to Nursing course for students aged 15 years upwards - 27 and 28 June 2018.

Please email jacqueline.quinn@dchft.nhs.uk​ for more information.


Are you considering a career in midwifery?

In this area work experience on the ward is not available - however the alternative is for you to attend a 'Meet the Midwives Day'.

Meet the Midwives is a day designed for people considering midwifery as a career.

The next Meet the MIdwives Day will be on Friday 16 February 2018, from 8.30am to 4.30pm at the Dorset County Hospital Maternity Unit.

The day consists of sessions discussing the role of the midwife, infant feeding, support for midwives, young mothers and baby loss.

Student midwives will be on hand to discuss personal statement writing and their experiences of the student/life balance.

Bournemouth University is also on hand to give advice on the application and interview process. 

The cost of the day is £50 and includes lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance.

More information and booking forms are available by contacting Nichola Coliandris on 01305 253315 or Nichola.Coliandris@dchft.nhs.uk.