Work experience

Thank you for your interest in undertaking a work experience placement at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

Due to the high number of placement requests and the current waiting list for work experience, we will not be accepting any further new applicants until 4 January 2023 as all of our available placements for September and October 2022 are now full.

When can you express your interest?

Please express your interest within the following dates:

4 January 2023 - 18 January 2023 for placement in February, March and April 2023.

3 April - 17 April 2023 for placement in May, June and July 2023.

3 July - 17 July 2023 for placement in August, September and October 2023.

Work experience will not operate during November, December and January.

Expressions of interest should be made to Kate Merritt, Workbased Learning Manager using

If you are applying for a medical degree, please email for further information regarding Medical placement waiting lists at our hospitals.

Please note that there are a limited number of work experience placements available across our Trust sites and once the maximum number of expressions of interest have been received, the application window will close. This may be earlier than the stated date above if a greater than anticipated number of expressions of interest are received.

Learning opportunities 

In the meantime, take a look at the Health and Care Academy for Mid and South Essex. The Health and Care Academy offers young people aged 14 – 19, a variety of different learning opportunities from career events, virtual work experience and even master classes on topics such as employability skills. During these free sessions you will learn about the NHS and social care, the vast array of roles within the sector and different routes in. You will have the opportunity to meet a range of health and care professionals, ask them questions and gain an insight and understanding of the work they do.

If you would be interested in further information about the Health and Care Academy, please contact: or visit:


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit

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