Work Experience

Last updated: 03 April 2023

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Work experience is a fantastic way to gain insight into a particular career. It can be a valuable way of gaining some confidence and experience of working within a hospital environment. 

We recommend that you explore the NHS careers website before deciding which department you would like experience in. This will ensure that you are gaining the most for your work experience with Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.

For those wishing to apply for work experience/shadowing opportunities at PHU, please download and complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to the department of interest using the department contact list below - the team will then try their best to find a suitable placement for the dates provided - however, please be aware that work experience at this time is limited and so we are unable to guarantee a placement.

Please note, there are some age restrictions in relation to work experience. Clinical placements will require students to be over the age of 16 (and this increases to 18 years in some areas). For those aged 14-16 years, only an admin/office placement can be considered.

The work experience inbox is now closed, please direct any enquires to the relevant departments.

For any schools and colleges looking for more information on careers in the NHS and representation at events. Please contact 350+ NHS Careers programme at or visit their website


Department Contact List:


Theatres Practice Educators


Clare Weller

Healthcare Science and Allied Health Professions

Diagnostic Imaging Team



Dr Angelique Beling

Breast Imaging

Claire Winterford


ENT Rota Coordinator


MaxFax Rota Coordinator


Tony Davis

Information Technology

Research Admin Team


Finance Team


Emily Garside and Hannah Peters

Cardiac Physiology