Work Experience

Whittington Health receives many requests for work experience or work shadowing from local children, young people and students every year.
As a major local employer we aim to help candidates understand and get a feel for their chosen areas of work, which will help them make decisions about their future careers.
Due to high demand Whittington Health prioritises applications from the boroughs of Camden, Haringey and Islington. Applicants must be attending a local school or college of further education.

Types of placement

The Whittington is part of the UCL medical school widening participation 'Target Medicine' scheme.  The Whittington does not offer any other type of work experience for those wishing to study medicine.

This program is aimed at any candidate who wishes to improve their chance of finding paid employment by undertaking a period of work experience at the Trust.
General work placements are usually for a one or two week period, but they can just be for a day if needed.  These placements are co-ordinated by the Learning and Development team at Whittington Health.

Whittington Health works with UCL to provide clinical placements to medical students.  For further information, please visit the UCL website to find out about their visiting student electives programme.
Every year Whittington Health takes on board a number of apprentices. We currently have apprentices working in pharmacy, supply chain management, business administration, learning and development, recruitment and improving access to psychological therapies.

To apply for an apprenticeship at Whittington Health please visit the national apprenticeship website to view current opportunities. 

How to apply

To be considered for a placement, please complete an application form outlining your career aspirations and email it to
Applications are accepted every year between 15 January and 1 March.  Applications received outside of these dates will not be processed.
Applications that meet the required criteria will be forwarded to the appropriate department for consideration and processed within six weeks. If you have not heard from us within six weeks of submitting your application, it is likely that your application has been unsuccessful.


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