Work experience

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) encourages and supports visitors to undertake placements to learn more about the work we do here at GOSH. The hospital is recognised as a world leader in child health education. There are different options that can be applied for which are outlined below.

Young Visitors Programme

We offer a Young Visitors Programme at GOSH for those aged 16 to 17 who are in full time education to observe in a clinical setting.

The programme runs throughout the year and is subject to availability. 

The programme is now closed for 2016 due to the high volume of applications already being processed. Please refer to the table below for information as to when you should be applying for placements in 2017.

For work experience within Application submission deadline* Places allocated
January - February - March 2017 End October 2016 November 2016
April - May - June 2017 End January 2017 February 2017
July - August - September 2017 End April 2017 May 2017
October - November - December 2017 End July 2017 August 2017

*Please note applications received after the deadline dates will not be processed.

If you are interested in applying for a place in 2017, please contact to request an application form. Before applying, please ensure that you read the further information document.


If you are over the age of 18 and wish to observe within GOSH you will need to enquire with the department you wish to visit directly. If the department are able to offer you a placement, please email and request an application form with the details of your placement including the GOSH Line Manager who is offering the placement. Please note that there is a fee to process your contract and at least 6 weeks’ notice is required.

Medical students

If you are a medical student and wish to carry out an elective placement or observership with GOSH please email for an application form. A member of the team will then contact the division which you would like to visit to organise a placement for you. For more information please go to the Medical Students page. Please note that there is a fee to process your contract and at least 6 weeks’ notice is required.