Work Experience

This page provides details about work experience opportunities at the Trust.
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust offer work experience placements in various settings within the Trust.  All placement offers are offered subject to service demands and pressures and therefore alternative placements may need to be offered to accommodate placement requests.  
N.B. Alice Ward will only offer work experience placements to students on a recognised Health and Social care course and to students aged over 18 years old only.

Generic Work Experience placements

Work experience placements are available at the Trust for anyone aged 14 years and over.
The Trust is able to offer a one week placement in one of the following areas.  Please note that students from schools in the locality will take precedence for placements.  All placements will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
  • Catering Department
  • Administrative
  • Ward Based
  • Medical Taster (16+)
  • X Ray Porters

The dates we are able to offer a work experience placement in any of the areas listed above in are as follows:

  • 19-23 February 2018
  • 12-16 March 2018 (Marches School only)
  • 9-13 April 2018
  • 25-29 June 2018
  • 16-20 July 2018
  • 22-26 October 2018

Please note that we will announce our 2019 dates in October 2018.

Download the Work Experience Application Form

If you are interested in undertaking a work experience placement on any of the dates specified above please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: 01691 404095 Email: or download the application form.

Human Resources Department
RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital
SY10 7AG

PLEASE NOTE:  The Trust will only offer work experience placements for the dates specified above.  No other placement dates will be available.


Specific work experience in the Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy Departments

Students who require a work placement to assist with their application to relevant courses in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy in higher education establishments should complete the application form and return the completed form directly to Human Resources Department.
Placements will only be offered to persons aged 16 years and above, and will only be for students on the relevant courses mentioned above.  All students will be formally notified if requests for a placement can be accommodated or not.

Operating Theatre Live 2018

On Friday 17th August 2018 we are holding a Vivit Core ‘Operating Theatre Live’ Event at The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Gobowen for one day. The event is for Sixth Form Students only and will run from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

If you are interested in attending please email or phone 01691 404095.

Summer Work Experience in the Pharmacy Department

We offer up to 10, unpaid, work experience placements between May and August for one week for around 10 placements. Due to the high volume of applications we receive we give priority to third year MPharm students.  

Please download the information sheet for details and how to apply.

The 2018 placement  scheme opens for applications from 1 January 2017.


BTEC Students

We can only accommodate BTEC students on the specified work experience weeks and that no other placement can be accommodated. 

The Trust reserves the right to cancel placements at short notice due to service pressures.  No placements will be offered to anyone under the age of 14 years old or who is currently a patient at the Trust.  We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and with disabilities.


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