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Work experience

Thank you for your interest in a work experience placement with us. The Royal Berkshire Hospital offers a great opportunity to sample one of the many different careers available in the NHS.

Placements within Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust are generally between one and five days a week.

We can offer work experience from age 16 upwards. At this age you can shadow in outpatients or admin only.

From Yr 12 if we have availability you are able to shadow in most departments and you can shadow paediatric consultants. You will need to be 17 yrs to shadow in radiography.

From Yr 13 you can shadow in all areas, however you must be 18 yrs or over to shadow in radiotherapy, and to shadow most consultants and nurses.

If you are interested in applying for a placement please complete and return the following two forms:-

  • Application Form
  • Occupational Health Questionnaire  (You must provide medical evidence to show you are up to date with your MMR vaccinations and varicella vaccination if you have not had chickenpox).


Please return these to:-

Alyson Owen - alyson.owen@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

For any general work experience enquiries contact - workexperience@royalberkshire.nhs.uk


We will also need a reference from your school/ college/university or a character reference and you will need to sign a Confidentiality Declaration Form. 

Please note we do receive a high number of requests and cannot always guarantee a placement.

Work Experience
Trust Education Centre
Royal Berkshire 
NHS Foundation Trust
London Road


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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    Tel: 0118 322 5111