Work Experience

In view of the current Public Health England information about Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the emerging situation day-to-day, we have taken the regrettable decision to postpone all work experience placements for the foreseeable future.  We are currently working on new ways to deliver work experience to our students.

Are you thinking about a career within the NHS?

Here at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust we want to have a talented and diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. This website covers the four sites within UHB - Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals.  We also facilitate placements within Solihull community.  

We encourage and support applications from the widest range of backgrounds to ensure we have the right people in the right jobs. We believe work experience is the single best activity that you can do to help you prepare for a career within healthcare. It will give you valuable experience within a vibrant healthcare environment and will assist you when applying for university and future jobs.

Work experience is a fantastic way to gain an insight into the wider range of career opportunities. It will help build your confidence and give you an understanding of the required attitudes, behaviours and values that are expected in a healthcare setting. This experience will help you to make an informed choice on your future career options.

Are you serious about a career in Medicine?  Are you in year 10 - 13? If so please read the amazing opportunity that MedicMentors are offering students who are interested in obtaining a medicine based work experience within UHB.

University Hospitals Birmingham in conjunction with MedicMentors would like to offer you a FREE place on the “Get into Medicine Online Conference for students and their parents” where Doctors provide invaluable insight and networks.

Topics covered on the day: 

What is like to be a doctor?

Perspectives from recent successful and Current applicants

CV Building

Getting Work Experience

Medical Personal Statements

Medical School Interviews

Entrance Exams: UCAT & BMAT

How to access Medical Awards, Prizes, Leadership Programmes, and Scholarships to study Medicine at University.

Get Into Medicine – Virtual conference dates:  Saturday 25/07/20, 01/08/20, 29/08/20

We have a number of fully funded places for students and their parents.  

Students can register and find out more information here: using the coupon uhbeducation for a free place, (as you proceed through checkout this will clear the balance in your basket).

In order to maintain the integrity and enjoyment of aspiring medics, and their parents at Get into conferences, and to improve our robust safeguarding policy, all students under the age of 18, must log in with a parent/guardian or designated responsible adult present, the funded places automatically fund parents/guardian log in.


Places are limited, so book early to avoid disapointment.