Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and the government guidance around limiting unnecessary contact to reduce the spread of the virus, we have taken the decision to suspend our student volunteer programme until further notice.
We take our responsibilities around patient, staff and volunteer health and wellbeing extremely seriously and we have been in contact with all our current student volunteers to explain the decision and apologise for the disruption to what is a valued programme.
We will not be accepting applications on any of the intake windows previously published on the website until further notice. We are currently processing areas of need for new volunteer roles, and if you would like to be considered for any of these new roles please email email@example.com with your expression of interest. A member of our team will then be in touch.
Increasingly, universities and medical schools are asking for students with prolonged experience in their chosen field before they apply, including a couple of days work experience. But how do you know whether you want to be a doctor, midwife or nurse until you have tried it?
Our aim is to show the reality of working in a busy NHS acute hospital. Our staff have a wealth of knowledge, and there is always something to do and plenty to learn.
The medicine/nursing programme is for students aged 16 to 18, in full-time education and working towards a career in medicine or adult nursing.
The maternity programme is aimed at people over 16 who are looking for a career in midwifery.
To find out what’s involved and how to apply, please download the appropriate information sheet.
Applications can only be considered when we receive them between 7.00am and 8.00am on the application dates listed below. Forms received outside these times will not be considered. Please read the guidance notes before apply.
7:00am – 8:00am
3:45pm – 6:15pm
|*Monday 30 March||*Friday 3 April|
|*Monday 27 April||*Friday 1 May|
|*Monday 1 June||*Friday 5 June|
|*Monday 6 July||*Friday 10 July|
|*Monday 3 August||*Friday 7 August|
|*Monday 7 September||*Friday 11 September|
|*Monday 5 October||*Friday 9 October|
|*Monday 2 November||*Friday 6 November|
|*Monday 7 December||*Friday 11 December|
*Please note that these have been suspended until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused
We have received some great feedback from past students – here’s a selection:
“Thank you so much for my placement. It has been an amazing experience, and it has pushed me to work hard and become a midwife.”
“I started an apprenticeship in September on the children’s day surgery ward. The programme has put me on the right path for my career – thank you so much for all your help!
“Thank you for the opportunity to volunteer! It has been very useful for my university application and it was a great experience.”