Work experience


More people in England work for the NHS than any other organisation. City by city, region by region, NHS trusts will always be among the largest local employers.

For young people who are thinking about a career as a healthcare professional a work experience placement within the NHS, like Croydon Health Services, can offer the opportunity to see what a job in the NHS is really like.

Croydon Health Services offers week-long work experience opportunities in admin and clinical areas during the month of July every year.

Work experience may confirm a career choice, or lead you to pursue an option you had not previously considered and is often an advantage when applying for jobs or higher education courses. 

We offer a limited number of work experience placements to participants aged 16 – 19 years, resident and/or in schools in the London Borough of Croydon, for a maximum of a one week block in July each year, with no availability for long term opportunities. Work experience is for observation purposes only.

Please find on this page:

  • Process information sheet; this outlines how work experience is organised within the Trust, what is expected of you, and what you can expect of us
  • Application form; please fully complete and return this form to ch-tr.workexperience@nhs.net
  • Confidential Health Questionnaire: This information is required to ensure our patients, staff and you are safe. Your answers to these questions will not affect your chances of being offered a placement. This information means we can plan your placement properly if you are selected.