Work Experience Opportunities

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the provision of work experience placements to students to enable them to enhance their knowledge and gain insight into the work and careers that are offered through employment within the NHS.  We support the widening participation and talent for care agendas to promote and expand access to healthcare careers and subsequent progress within the NHS.
We recognise that to become an employer of choice and to ensure that young people are encouraged into future healthcare careers it must provide appropriate placement opportunities.  

The Trust receives a significant number of requests to accommodate students from schools, colleges and universities on work experience placements across the various departments. 
Below is some further information about the types of placement we can offer:
4 day structured programme – age 14 - 16 (Next cohort due to commence 20th -23rd February 2017
The aim of this 4 day structured programme is to give students an insight into the different types of work carried out at this Trust and across the NHS.  It is designed to be fun but informative so students leave with a clearer vision of a potential career path.
The programme is mainly classroom based with some time spent in different departments.  Sessions will vary depending on staff availability.

Day 1: Welcome, Introduction to Trust, Values & Tour of hospital
Day 2: Guest speakers and demonstrations and department visits
Day 3: Patient Journey with HealthTec
Day 4: Department visits and career pathway information sessions
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Our Physio and Occupational Health teams offer a one day work experience placement that will cover all aspects of what the teams do:
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Wards
  • Gym
  • Outpatients
Communications Team
The Communications Team fulfils a variety of functions in support of the hospital, including:
  • Photography, videography and design
  • Media and press management, along with social media management.
  • Fundraising for the hospital charitable fund.
  • Patient and carer feedback and survey delivery and analysis.
  • Response to Freedom of Information Enquiries.
  • Design, production and update of patient information.
  • Day to day management of the ROH website and intranet.
  • Internal communications, including emails and staff magazine.
A typical week might look like this:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Introduction to the team. Team meeting where all team members share their key priorities and work out who can support them. Spend the day with the Graphics and Media Officer looking at photography, videography and editing. Spend the day with the Fundraising Manager learning about how the hospital raises funds. Spend half a day with the Senior Systems Developer to see the role and how it helps the hospital.
Opportunity to review the local papers online for ROH coverage. Work on a specific article for the staff magazine ROH Life.     Spend half a day with the Patient Experience Officer looking at how they manage patient feedback.
Shadow Senior Communications Officer putting all staff E-bulletin together.        

Elective Placements

If you are currently studying for a degree in Child or Adult nursing, Operating Department Practitioner, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health or Radiography and require an elective placement as part of your programme here at ROH we are happy to consider applications for elective placements in many of our wards and departments. For an informal discussion please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.