Work experience

We are happy to receive work experience requests. However, you must be at least 18 years old to be placed in a clinical setting or 16 years old for a non-clinical setting.

This is because we are an acute children's hospital and the patients referred to us can have physically distressing symptoms.

We also carry out highly specialised work that would not provide you with a typical clinical experience. You might find it more useful and relevant to apply for a placement at a general hospital or GP practice.

How to apply

If you are still keen to gain work experience at GOSH, we recommend you contact the appropriate clinical specialty directly, either in writing or by phone.

Once we have arranged a placement for you, we will issue you with a contract to cover your time with us.

Please allow sufficient time for us to process your application - it can take a few weeks if we need to run a criminal record check through the Disclosure & Barring Service and obtain references on your behalf. There may also be an administration charge depending upon the nature of placement - more information can be provided upon application.