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Programmes for Year 10 to Year 13- or up to 24 years of age if studying at a local College.

These work experience opportunities are open to students attending a school or college within Cambridgeshire extending to students who attend school / college just over the border.

Schools and Colleges within our catchment area are notified of the programmes below and places are allocated via an application process through the Work Opportunities Team. Attendance requires authorisation from the school / college either a Career’s Advisor or your Tutor.

The application form and programme information will be available via your career’s advisor or work experience coordinator and can be found electronically on our website.

We request that students contact us directly regarding their work experience and not the parents. Please note we do not contact everyone on receipt of application or if unsuccessful in securing a placement.

If you are successful, confirmation will be sent nearer the time of placement, or once booking for the programme is closed.

NHS Careers in a Non-Patient Facing Role- One day Programme Tuesday 25th April 2023 closing date for applications 6th April 2023.

Are you thinking ‘I am not sure what to do’, but thinking you would not like to be involved directly with patients? Do you know how many roles there are in the NHS that are not patient facing? Join us to hear about the career pathways at CUH including Administration, Management, Human Resources, Estates, Contact Centre / IT, Communications and Digital Marketing, Operation Managers and Finance accountants plus others.

Programmes for Year 12 & 13 only -new dates to be added in the summer

Cambridge Clinical Research Centre : Wednesday 28th June 2023

We offer students chance to participate in some work shadowing in the Cambridge Clinical Research Centre. This 1 day programme provides students with a chance to spend time meeting researchers, touring our research facility and labs and get involved in some practical sessions. The programme aims to cover the Ethics of research, Metabolic research, patient and public involvement, early phase trials in Oncology and Paediatric research. (Subject to programme change)


If you are interested in attending an Insight Programme at CUH please speak to your Careers Advisor at college for authorisation (if it is in college time) in the first instance and obtain an application form, or download the application form here.

Confirmation of placement will be sent once the programme has closed to applications, so please make sure you check your spam box.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond directly to all applicants who have not secured a placement due to quantity of requests.