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Year 10 Work Experience: Date to be confirmed

This week long programme is for year 10 students from local schools who are interested in working in the NHS and would like to know more about it.  As students are under the age of 16, this is delivered in the classroom through presentations, talks and activities.  This is a very popular and oversubscribed programme.  We therefore work with the school’s career advisor / work experience coordinator to select the most suitable students.

Applications for this programme must be submitted before 28 February 2022.  All applicants will receive an email advising of placement outcome.

Programmes for Year 12 & 13 only

Medical Work Experience Programme plus 1 day placement: 14 December 2022 applications to be received by 25 October 2022  

This two day programme is for sixth form students considering a career in medicine to answer the question “is this the right career for me?”

The first day is a proactive classroom based programme with speakers and presentations from a range of clinical staff, offering the chance to ask questions and find out what University interviews are really like.  During the following week the students will be allocated a day when they shadow a Consultant in Cambridge University Hospitals or Royal Papworth Hospital.  During this time they may observe patient consultations, ward rounds, clinic/ department procedures, multidisciplinary team meetings and emergency care.  There is also the opportunity to observe in one of our Theatres for students over the age of 17.  Please state if you are interested in a theatre placement.

Cambridge Clinical Research Centre : Dates for 2023 TBC

We offer students chance to participate in some work shadowing in the Cambridge Clinical Research Centre. This 3 day programme provides students with a chance to spend time meeting researchers, watching clinical skills, touring our research facility and labs.  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)

Other face to face programmes for Year 12 & 13 students currently in planning – Keep watching this space for information.


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.