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Work Experience

Gaining experience of the NHS

Schools and Adult Work Experience

Work experience opportunities are provided for:
  • Secondary School - S 4, S 5 & S 6 School Pupils
S4 - This normally involves a 5-day period within department providing the opportunity to observe and sometimes participate under supervision in the normal work of the area. Each secondary school will utilise its own processes to identify suitable work placements for pupils. Evidence of meeting the relevant criteria will be required through the submission of an application form
S5 & S6 – Work experience placements are also available to S5 and S6 pupils who have a keen interest, high motivation and are preparing to pursue a career in the Health Service. Evidence of meeting the relevant criteria will be required through the submission of an application form. These placements can vary from one to five days depending on the capacity of the service to support the student.
To apply for work experience with NHSGGC click to download and save the School Work Experience Application Form

Return your completed School Work Experience Application Form to 
For Adult Work Experience requests please visit our work experience page on the main NHSGGC Website or click the link.

Get Into Healthcare - Training and Work Experience programme for young people
If you or someone you know is interested in a career in Healthcare, is aged between 16 and 25 years and not in education, employment or training this programme, delivered in partnership with the Prince's Trust, may be of interest. You will receive training in some of the important things you need to know about when working in a hospital environment (infection control, moving and handling, falls prevention, confidentiality etc), but you need to come to us with some basic skills and attributes. Patience, empathy and a caring disposition as well as the ability to work as part of a team are all essential for this role.  If you would like to find out more about the programme and register your interest contact the Prince's Trust free on 0800 842 842 and ask to speak to the Get Into Healthcare Team or text Call Me to 07983 385 418 or visit

Do you have a Learning Disability and/or Autism?

For young people aged between 16 and 24 with a Learning Disability and/or Autisim we are one of an number of employers who offer a tailored programme - Project SEARCH.  NHS GGC is planning a new intake of the Project Search initiative in August/September 2016.  

NHS GGC is just one of the employers involved in the project and other placement opportunities will be available.  This is a  partnership initiative and NHSGGC works alongside Glasgow City Council,  Glasgow based colleges and other employers.
To register an interest or for more information [email protected]